An Osogbo chief magistrate’s court has remanded a 50-year-old man, Tajudeen Omole,for allegedly having carnal knowledge of a 12-year-old girl.
The accused person was said to have committed the offence on November 27, 2013 at 1, Ikolaba, Osogbo, the capital of Osun State.
The accused was said to have gone to the house of the victim to ask after her sister who he claimed was his friend.
The sister was not in the house and the accused cunningly lured the girl into her room where he allegedly defiled her, overpowering her as she attempted to scream for helpm
She, thereafter, reported the case to those she found around the house, who later arrested him and handed him over to the police.
The Police prosecutor, Inspector Solomon Oladele, told the court that the offence committed was punishable under section 218 of the criminal code cap 34 vol II laws of Osun State Nigeria, 2003.
Presiding magistrate, Mr. Olusola Aluko, in his ruling ordered that the accused be remanded at Ilesha prison while counsel to the accused is to file a formal application for his bail.