Written by on March 12, 2018


The long arm of the law has caught up with a 58-year-old man, Franklin Adeyanju who has been ordered to be remanded at the Kirikiri Prisons for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s five-year-old daughter.

Adeyanju, a politician, who resides at 24, Tijani Street, Dopemu, a suburb of Ikeja, Lagos is being tried for defilement.

The prosecutor, Clifford Ogu, had told the court that the offence was committed on February 28, at the accused residence.

Ogu said the offence violated Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015.

The accused is said to have called the five-year-old girl to his apartment where he defiled her and was caught in the act by a woman, who saw him, shouted in order to attract the attention of other neighbours.

Chief Magistrate, Taiwo Akanni, ordered his remand and adjourned the case until April 30, for mention.


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