Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos has ordered that Sunday Lazarus, 28, be remanded for allegedly defiling his younger sister’s friend, an 11-years-old.
Chief Magistrate Tajudeen Elias ordered that the accused be remanded in Ikoyi Prison, pending advice from the Department of Public Prosecutions.
He adjourned the case until October 19
The prosecutor, Sgt. Hafsat Ajibode, had told the court that the accused committed the alleged offences of sexual assault and rape sometime in July at No. 34, Surulere St., Oworonsoki, Lagos.
“The accused’s sister and the girl’s mother are friends and neighbours; the mother left her in the custody of her friend when she went to the market,” he said.
“The accused’s sister who wanted to buy something outside the compound, left the girl and her six-year-old brother in the room while they were watching cartoon on her phone.
“The accused who lives with his sister saw her leaving the house and used the opportunity to sexually assaulted her.
“The six-year-old boy who the accused thought was too small to understand what happened, was the one that reported what happened to their mother.
“Your honour, the medical report showed evidence of penetration.”
The offences contravened Sections 137 and 263 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).