An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State has remanded a 19-year-old man, Andrew Chinedu in prison, after he allegedly raped two sisters aged eight and six years.
Chinedu, who lives at Irawo,an apprentice, is facing trial on a two-count charge of child defilement and sexual assault.
According to the prosecutor, the accused commited the offences between the months of June 2018 and Sept. 2018 at Abayomi Street, Irawo in Ajegunle area of Ikorodu in Lagos State.
He added that the Lagos State Domestic and Social Violence Office, had confirmed the violation of the girls, referred the father to report the case to the police.
Ihiehie lives with the parents and two sisters in the same compound
The prosecutor said the older of the two sisters explained that the accused normally calls her into his room when her parents were not around to have sex with her.
“Any time I refused, he would beat me. He normally promises to buy me sweet but he never did,” Ihiehie quoted the child as saying.
The prosecutor also said that the six-year-old girl corroborated what her sister said and told the police that the accused always had sex with her whenever their parents were not around and beats them.
” He would tell her he wants to show her something and carry her to his bed and remove her cloths.
“She said it was when her elder sister fell sick and their father took them to the hospital that she opened up to him.”
Ihiehie said that the offences contravened Sections 137 and 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
He, therefore, asked the court to remand the accused in prison pending the receipt of legal advice from the DPP’s office.
The Magistrate, Mrs E. Kubeinje, while ruling, asked that Chinedu be remanded in prison.
Magistrate Kubeinje instructed that Chinedu should spend the next 65 days in prison pending the receipt of legal advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPPs).
The case was then adjourned until March 20 for mention.