A teenager, Nwafor Jacob, has been arraigned before an Ebonyi State Magistrates’ Court after he allegedly defiled a 10-year-old girl.
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The 18-year-old suspect is said to have also defiled four other minors, including three siblings. He reportedly pounced on his victims while they were asleep.
The court also heard that he committed the crimes between January 19 and January 25, 2020.
He was arraigned on one count of unlawful sexual intercourse.
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The counsel for the accused, G. N. Ota, applied to the court for his client to be admitted to bail.
The presiding Chief Magistrate, Nnenna Onuoha, said the court lacked the jurisdiction to adjudicate on the matter.
He directed that the accused be remanded in the Abakaliki correctional centre, while his case file should be transferred to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions for necessary legal advice.
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The matter was adjourned till March 27, 2020.