An Evboriaria Magistrates’ Court 2 in Edo state, on Monday remanded a 39-year-old man, Osaro Ogbemudia, at Oko prison, for allegedly defiling a seven-year-old girl.
The accused is facing a one-count charge of raping a minor.
The Chief Magistrate, F. E. Okunrobo, who rejected the accused’s bail application, ordered his remand in prison.
Okunrobo held that the accused application for bail would be considered on Wednesday, Feb. 28, the next hearing date.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Ali Hassan told the court that the accused committed the offence on Sept. 4, 2017, at Ovbiebo St., off PZ Road, off Sapele Road, Benin City.
He said the accused allegedly had carnal knowledge of the victim against the order of nature by penetrating her through the anus.
He added that the offence contravened Section 214(I) of the Criminal Code Cap 48 Vol. II Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria 1976 as applicable in Edo State.