Court Remands Man For Def!ling 9-Month-Old Baby In Lagos
The Ikeja Se-xual Offences and Domestic Vi-olence Court on Monday, remanded a 28-year-old applicant, Agboola Adebayo, in a correctional centre for def-iling a nine-month-old baby.
The Lagos State government arraigned Mr Adebayo, whose residential address was not provided, on a two-count charge of defile-ment and causing grievous harm to the baby.
The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge.
Justice Rahman Oshodi remanded Mr Adebayo at the correctional facility and adjourned the case until March 25 for a hearing.
Earlier, the state counsel, Bukola Okeowo, told the court that Adebayo committed the offence on March 23, 2023, in the White Sand Area of Ijora, Badiya, Lagos.
Ms Okeowo submitted that the defendant defiled the baby by having unlawful sex-ual int-ercourse with her.
The prosecutor also said the defendant unlawfully caused grievous harm to the child by inflicting injuries on her va-gina.
The offence contravenes the Criminal Laws of Lagos State (2015) and is punishable by life imprisonment.