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Man, 44, remanded for allegedly defiling nine-year-old sister-in-law


A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Iseyin, Oyo State on Monday ordered that a  44-year-old man, Stephen Mark, who allegedly defiled his nine-year-old sister-in-law, be remanded in a correctional centre.

Delivering his ruling, Chief Magistrate Maaruff Mudashiru, ordered the defendant to engage the services of a lawyer.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Shaib Shedrack told the Court that the defendant committed the offence in the Koso area of Iseyin metropolis, within the court’s jurisdiction on Sept 9.

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Shedrack alleged that the defendant defiled his nine-year-old sister-in-law when his wife went to the market.

The offence, he said, is punishable under the provisions of Section 222, Paragraph 2, C 38, of the Criminal Code Laws of the Federation 2004.

After the charge was read to him, the defendant who was not represented by any counsel, pleaded not guilty.

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The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the Mudashiru has adjourned the matter until Oct 19, for hearing.