34-yr-old man remanded in prison custody for defiling daughter’s friend

34-yr-old man remanded in prison custody for defiling daughter’s friend

34-yr-old man remanded in prison custody for defiling daughter’s friend

A 34-year-old man, Wisdom Emmanuel has been remanded in prison custody by a Yaba Magistrates Court for allegedly defiling his daughter’s friend in his Bariga, Lagos office.

Emmanuel was remanded by Magistrate Patrick Nwaka on two counts of sexual violation brought against him by the Lagos State Police Command.

He was said to have committed the offence in his office on April 30, 2023, around 10am at No. 46, Kusa Street, Fadeyi Lagos State.

Thomas Nurudeen, the police prosecutor, had told the court that the defendant lured the girl to his office and sexually violated her.

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Nurudeen further told the court that the accused went to the parents of the girl, and took permission to allow the girl to take him to where his daughter works, but instead took her to his office where he forced her to take off her clothes and raped her.

The prosecutor told the court that the offence committed is punishable under Sections 141 and 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015.

“That you, Wisdom Emmanuel, on April 30, 2023, around 10am at No. 46, Kusa Street, Bariga, Lagos state, in the Yaba Magisterial District did abduct one 13-year-old girl, (name withheld) under the custody of her parents and took her to your place of work located at Fadeyi area, with the intent to have unlawful carnal knowledge of her, and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 141 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015″, the charge read.

Nurudeen prayed the court to remand the defendant for 30 days pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Magistrate Nwaka, who did not take the plea of the defendant, ordered that he be remanded, while he adjourned the case till June 19, 2023.

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