For allegedly defiling a 16-year-old girl in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan has remanded a 25-year-old man, David Jacob, in prison
Although the trial Magistrate Oluwayemisi Enilolobo held that her court had no jurisdiction to hear the matter, she however explained that David would remain in Agodi prison pending when legal advice would issue from the state’s Department of Public Prosecution (DPP).
When the case came up Wednesday, the accused plea was not taken.
Enilolobo adjourned the case till January12.
According to a report by News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the accused, who lives at Olonde Estate, Ologuneru, Ibadan, is facing a charge of unlawful carnal knowledge.
The prosecutor, Olalekan Adegbite, told the court that the accused allegedly had unlawful carnal knowledge of a teenager, 16, without her consent.
Adegbite said: “The defendant, Jacob happens to be one of the customers who patronised the food canteen operated by the elder brother of the victim, where she helps him sell food.
“David was alleged to have invited the victim to his house where he had unlawful carnal knowledge of her without her consent on December 18, at about 12 noon at Olonde estate, Ibadan,” Adegbite said.
Adegbite said the offence contravened Section 357 and punishable under Section 358 of the Criminal Code Cap 38,Vol. II Laws of Oyo State 2000.