A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ikorodu, Lagos State has ordered that a 21-year-old applicant, Amos Victor, who allegedly defiled a nine-year-old girl, be remanded in prison pending legal advice.

According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Chief Magistrate F. A. Azeez, who did not take the plea of the defendant, ordered the police to duplicate the case file and send it to the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

Azeez adjourned the case until March 19, for mention.

The prosecutor, Insp. John Iberedem, was reported to have earlier told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Jan. 17, at about 8:20am at No. 8b, Olubuse St., Igbogbo in Ikorodu.

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He said that the defendant unlawfully had canal knowledge of the girl.

According to Iberedem, the offence contravened provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.