A 47-year-old utility officer, Ubregbo Parmer, was on Monday in Lagos remanded at the Kirikiri Custodial Centre, Ikeja for allegedly defiling his colleague’s nine-old daughter.
Magistrate B. O. Osunsanmi, who gave the order, however, did not take the defendant’s plea.
She said that Parmer should be remanded pending advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions.
Parmer, who lives at Magodo, Lagos, was charged with defilement.
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Prosecuting Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ezekiel Ayorinde alleged that the defendant committed the offence on December 10 inside his office at Magodo.
He alleged that the defendant had carnal knowledge of the minor when her father left her in his office.
“The defendant’s colleague brought his daughter to the office and left her there to attend to other things.
“The defendant quickly removed her panties and had sex with her.
“The girl told her father what the defendant did to her,” he said.
The prosecutor said that the minor’s father reported the case to the police.
The case was adjourned till January 24