Court Remands Minor in Juvenile Center Over Rape Allegations

A Lagos State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ikeja has ordered the remand of 14-year-old boy in a juvenile centre for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl.

The presiding magistrate, Mr. O. A. Layinka, gave the order after the minor was docked before his court over the allegations.

Magistrate Layinka, who did not take the juvenile’s plea, directed the police to send the case file to the state Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that the juvenile committed the offence on October 27 at Ogba, Lagos State.

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He said that the boy defiled a 13-year-old girl in his neighborhood.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Subsequently the court adjourned the case until Jan. 12, next year pending legal advice from the DPP’s office.

Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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