An Ogba Magistrates’ Court yesterday remanded a-40-year old man, Sunday Adigun, in Kirikiri prison for allegedly raping a 15-year-old niece.
The defendant was arraigned on a one-count charge of unlawful defilement.
Prosecutor Benson Emuerhi alleged that the defendant, last month, at 8, Martins Emejo Street, Eputu, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, unlawfully had s*xual intercourse with the minor twice.
He said the defendant, an uncle to the victim, brought her to Lagos in a bid to assist her mother, since her father is dead.
The defendant pleaded not guilty.
Defence counsel Tunde Ekundayo prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms.
But Magistrate Ogundare remanded the defendant in prison.
He adjourned the case till January 9.