Man, 56 Remanded For Defiling 9-Year-Old Girl
A 56-year-old man, Mr Gabriel Olaniyan has been remanded in Agodi prison for allegedly defiling a 9-year-old girl (Names withheld).
The accused person committed the crime on March 1 at Alapafon Area, Ibadan, in the Ibadan magisterial district.
According to the report presented before the Chief Magistrate N. A. J. Ogunbona of the Ibadan Magistrate’s Court, Iyaganku-Ibadan, Oyo State capital on Monday, the accused lured the 9-year-old with N10 biscuit to a secluded area and had carnal knowledge of her.
The accused, however, dismissed the insinuation that he actually defiled the girl for ritual purpose.
According to the charge sheet, “you Gabriel Olaniyan male, on the March 1, at about 5p.m., at Alapafon area, Ibadan, in the Ibadan magisterial district, did have unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl (name withheld) aged nine, without her consent and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 218 of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Vol. 11 Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000.”
The Chief Magistrate who was visibly angry by the confession of the accused person rained curses on those who seduced minors and defiled them.
He called on parents to be more vigilant about who come around their children as he adjourned the case till April 5.
After he ordered that the accused be remanded in Agodi Prison pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP, she adjourned the case till April 5.