Richard Ginika Izuora
An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court on Friday remanded a 26-year-old man, Goodluck Kennedy, for allegedly abducting a 14-year-old girl (name withheld) for five days and defiling her.
Justice Abiola Soladoye ordered that Kennedy be remanded at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre; following his not guilty plea to a two-count charge of abduction and defilement.
State prosecutor, Mr. Peter Owolabani disclosed that the defendant committed the offences from November 8 to 15 2019 at the Gangari area of Ijora, Lagos.
Owolabani said Kennedy kidnapped the teenager while she was walking home.
“He took her to a premises in the Ijora area of Lagos; where he held her against her will for five days. During that period, he had unlawful sexual intercourse with the minor. She escaped on the fifth day of her ordeal, reported the crime to her mother and the authorities were alerted.
“The offences contravene Sections 137 and 269 of the Criminal Law of Lagos 2015,” the prosecutor said.
Justice Soladoye later adjourned the case until April 29 for continuation of the trial of the accused Kennedy.