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Court remands baker over alleged anal sex with minor

Jan 9, 2023

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court has remanded a 38-year-old man, Samuel Emmanuel, to Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly having anal sex with a minor.

 

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs B.O Osunsanmi gave the order during a court hearing today January 9. He refused to listen to the defendant’s plea. 

 

The prosecutor, ASP Raji Akeem, told the court that the offence was committed on Nov. 25 at Ile-Ojo area, Ibeju, Lekki, Lagos. Akeem said that the defendant called the victim, a 12-year-old girl, who hawks cow skin, pretending he wanted to buy some. The prosecutor said that the defendant dragged the girl inside his room and forcefully had anal sex on her.

 

Akeem said that the neighbours who heard the screaming girl rushed to break the door and rescued her but she was already molested.  According to the prosecutor, the offence contravenes Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

 

At the court hearing, the Magistrate ordered the suspect to be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre until Jan. 25 for the Director of public prosecution’s advice.