An Osun state Magistrate Court sitting in Ile-Ife has remanded a 33-year-old man, Michael, for allegedly defiling a minor.
The defendant was remanded at Ile-Ife Nigerian Correctional Service after his arraignment.
Adeniran had pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge preferred against him by the police.
The prosecutor, Inspector Sunday Osanyintuyi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on July 18, around 08:30 a.m. at Onagbola Street, Afeki Opa Road, Ile-Ife.
Osanyintuyi told the court the defendant attempted to defile the minor. He added that the Michael indecently defiled the girl by romancing and rubbing his manhood on her private part.
According to him, the offence contravened Sections 360, 508, and 509 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Vol. II, Laws of Osun, 2002.
But the defence counsel, Mr. Philip Fasanmoye, applied for bail shortly after the defendant’s plea. He also pledged that his client would provide reliable sureties.
The court adjourned till August 2 for consideration of his bail.