A 23-year-old jobless uncle, Everness Onyebuchi , who allegedly defiled his eight-year-old niece, was on Thursday remanded at Kirikiri Prison by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
The Magistrate, Mrs B.O Osunsanmi, who refused to take the plea of the accused, ordered that he should be kept behind bars pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
“Based on the sensitivity of the case, it is difficult to grant bail. Bail will be the discretion of the court.
“Case file should be documented and send to office of the DPP for advice,’’ she said.
Onyebuchi, who resides with the girl’s parents at Oshodi, Lagos, is being tried for defilement.
The Prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that accused committed the offence in May at the girl parents’ residence.
The section prescribes life imprisonment for defilement.