An Evboriaria Magistrates’ Court 2 in Edo state, on Monday remanded one Osaro Ogbemudia, at Oko prison, for allegedly defiling a 7-year-old girl.
Ogbemudia, 39, is facing a 1-count charge of raping of minor.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.
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.
Hassan said the accused allegedly had carnal knowledge of the victim against the order of nature by penetrating her through the anus.
The offence, according to the prosecutor, 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.
The Chief Magistrate, F. E. Okunrobo, who rejected the accused’s bail application, ordered his remand in prison.
Okunrobo held that the accused’s application for bail would be considered on Wednesday, Feb. 28, the next hearing date.