A 30-year-old man, Soliu Arolu has been remanded by an Ikeja Magistrate Court for impregnating a teenager.
Arolu, a mechanic, who lives in the same residence at 2, Adewusi Lane, off Ajegunle St., Ilupeju, Lagos defiled the girl and impregnated her, according to the prosecutor, Inspector Benedict Eigbokhon.
Arolu is facing a two-count charge bordering on defilement for the offence he committed sometime in September 2015 at the residence of the accused.
In her verdict, the Magistrate, Mrs T.O. Shomade ordered the accused to be remanded in Kirikiri Prison and adjourned the case till Jan. 27 when the bail application would be entertained.
According to the prosecutor, the accused stays in the same compound with the victim, a 15-year-old.
“It was when the victim’s mother discovered that she was pregnant that she told her that it was the accused that defiled her,” he said.
The offence, according to the prosecutor, contravened Sections 137 and 263(1) (2) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.