By Tony Ehighiale, Benin

 

A Magistrate Court sitting in Evbouriaria has a 38-year old man, Igiehon Oreoghene in prison custody for allegedly defiling a 4-year-old girl.

Edo court remands man 38 for defiling four years old

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin

 

A Magistrate Court sitting in Evbouriaria has a 38-year old man, Igiehon Oreoghene in prison custody for allegedly defiling a 4-year-old girl.

 

According to the prosecuting police officer, the offence was allegedly committed on January 12 at No. 1, Farmark Street in Benin City.

 

Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Olatoye Oluwaseun, informed the court that the accused inserted his penis into the girl’s virginal.

 

He said the offence contravened section 218 of the criminal Code Cap. 48 Vol. ll laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria 1976 as applicable in Edo.

 

But the accused pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge of defilement.

 

Presiding Chief Magistrate’s, Mrs C.E Oghuma, ordered the accused remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case till February 15 for hearing.

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