A 35-year-old man, James Izuchukwu, who allegedly defiled an 11-year-old girl, was on Friday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.
Izuchukwu of No 23, Aronoju St., Ebute Metta, Lagos, was charged with two counts of indecent assault and defilement.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against him.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O. Sule-Amzat, ordered that the defendant should be kept at the Ikoyi Custodial Centre, pending when the case would be filed at the Sexual and Special Offences Court, Ikeja.
The magistrate adjourned the case until Feb. 10 for mention.