An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on Monday remanded a 28-year-old technician, Pope Ogala, in Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl.
The police charged Ogala, who resides in Ishawo Road, Ikorodu, Lagos, with rape saying committed the offence sometime in 2015 and Nov. 20, 2021, in his residence.
The Magistrate, M.O. Tanimola, gave the order following a motion by the Prosecutor, ASP Victor Eruada, that the matter is referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.
Tanimola, who did not take the plea of the defendant, also directed the prosecutor to duplicate the case file and send it to the DPP for advice and adjourned the case until February 12 for further mention.
The prosecutor said the defendant, who is brother-in-law to the victim, raped her.
The offence violates Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.