Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday, ordered that two men who allegedly defiled a 14-year-old, be remanded in a correctional centre.

The police charged Isaac,48, and Ojo Obasua, 47 with conspiracy and defilement.

Magistrate T.O. Ogunsina, who did not take the plea of Isaac and his brother, ordered the police to return the case file to the office of Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) pending legal advice.


She adjourned the case until Feb.11 for mention

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp Johnson Okunade, told the court that the suspects committed the offence on Oct.2020 in Ayegunle-Ekiti.

He alleged that Isaac, who is the father of the victim and his younger brother both defiled the victim, a 14-year-old girl.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 31 of Child Rights Laws of Ekiti 2012.

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