Civil servant in court for defiling 13-year-old girl

NEWS DIGEST – An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered that a 29-year-old civil servant, Gabriel Awaye, be remanded in a correctional centre for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl.

The police charged Awaye, who lives on Agbawaye Street, Command, Agbado Oke-Odo, Lagos State, with defilement.

Magistrate T.O. Tanimola, who did not take the plea of Awaye, ordered that he should be remanded in Kirikri Correctional Centre.

Ms Tanimola, however, directed the police to send the case file to the state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.

She adjourned the case until Nov. 12 for DPP’s advice.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, ASP Victor Eruada, had told the court that the civil servant committed the offence on June 2, at his residence.

He said that Awaye lured the girl into his apartment and defiled her.

Eruada said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Section prescribes life imprisonment for defilement.