A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ikeja on Monday remanded a 13- year-old boy in a Borstal Correctional Centre for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s daughter.
The boy, who is a student, lives with his parents in the Oshodi area of Lagos State and was charged with defilement.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, ASP Raji Akeem told the court that the offence was committed in January 2024 at the defendant‘s residence.
Akeem said that the boy lured his neighbour’s six-year-old girl to his room when their parents were not around and defiled her.
The offence according to the prosecutor contravened the provisions of section 210 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Bola Osunsanmi refused to take the minor’s plea.
She ordered him to be remanded in the Borstal Correctional center until April 17 for legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).