Rasheed Ismail, a 42-year-old man who drugged and raped his 14-year-old housemaid repeatedly, has been remanded at the Correctional Centre in Kirikiri, Lagos.
Ismail, a father of two, of Peace Estate, Baruwa, Ipaja, is said to have started having sex with the teenager since she was brought from Kogi State to assist the family in domestic chores in July 2020, PMExpress reports.
He was arrested by policemen from the Ipaja Division and transferred to the Gender Section of the state Police Command.
He was charged before the Ogba Magistrates court for defilement, an offence which attracts life imprisonment if found guilty. The court did not take his plea after the Prosecutor, Kehinde Ajayi, asked the Court to refer the matter to the Department of Public Prosecution for advice.
Presiding Magistrate, A. O. Ajibade, ordered his remand in Correctional Centre at Kirikiri town, Lagos and directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send to the DPP for advice.
The matter was adjourned till 12 April, 2021.