An Ado-Ekiti Magistrate’s court has ordered a church Pastor, Gabriel Asateru, 53, to be remanded in prison custody for allegedly defiling a five-year-old girl.
The police prosecutor, Insp. Bayo Ajiboye, told the court that the accused committed the offence on December 23 at Ifishin-Ekiti.
He alleged that the accused on the said date unlawfully defiled the five-year-old girl (names withheld) by petting her to sit on his lap.
According to him, the offence contravened Section 31 of the Child Right Laws of Ekiti State.
He added that he had duplicated his case file and sent to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.
The plea of the accused was not taken as his counsel, Mr Tunde Olayemi sought for a date of adjournment pending the outcome from the DPP.
Magistrate Modupe Afeniforo who frowned at the incessant case of rape in the state consequently ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody.
She adjourned the case till February 15,2017 for further hearing.