A man identified as Yahaya Oisamaiye has been remanded in a custodial centre in Edo State for allegedly defiling his 15-month-old daughter.
The Justice Geraldine Imadegbelo-led High Court ordered that Oisamaiye be remanded pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
The suspect was said to have committing the crime on February 7, 2022, at Brisbourne Iyamu Street, GRA, Benin City.
The charge against him read;
“That you, Yahaya Oisamaiye, on or about February 7, 2022, between 5am and 6am, on Brisbourne Iyamu Street, GRA, Benin City, in the Benin Judicial Division, did have unlawful carnal knowledge of (name withheld) aged 15 months, thereby committing an offence contrary to Section 4 and punishable under Section 5 (1) of the Edo State Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Law 2021.”
The suspect however pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The case was adjourned till March 23, 2022.