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Court remands caterer for 5-year-old girl

By News desk

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court has ordered that a caterer, Kingsley Mfontom,35, who allegedly defiled a five-year-old girl, be remanded in a correctional facility in Kirikiri, pending legal advice.

Delivering the judgement on Thursday,Magistrate P.E Nwaka, who did not take the plea of Mfontom, ordered the police to duplicate and send the case file to the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

The defendant, who resides at No. 75, Olabode St., Off Governor’s Road, Ikotun, Lagos, was arraigned on charges of sexual harassment and defilement.

The Prosecution Counsel, Inspector Christopher John, told the court that the defendant committed the offence in his residence, adding that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 264 and 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Section 261 prescribes life imprisonment for convicted offender.

The court adjourned the case until October16 for continuation of the case.

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