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Court remands man for sexually assaulting a of 16-year-old girl



An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court has ordered the remand of a 35-year-old man, Henry Hensan, in the Nigerian Correctional Service facility for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl.

The Presiding Chief Magistrate, Mr O.A Layinka, who did not take Hensan’s plea, ordered that the case file should be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

She adjourned the case until March 28, pending the DPP’s advice.

The prosecutor, Insp Lucky Ihieme, had told the court that Hensan allegedly committed the offence on Jan. 6 at Abeokuta St., Anifowoshe, Ikeja.

Ihieme submitted that the defendant defiled the victim by using his finger to penetrate her privates

Ihieme said the offence contravened section 261 Criminal Laws of Lagos State (2015).

The offence is punishable with life imprisonment according to Lagos State laws.

Vivian Izu-ibobo

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