For allegedly defiling his nine-year-old daughter, a bricklayer, Oko Bassey, 65, was on Tuesday remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre on the order of an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The Magistrate, Mrs B.O. Osunsanmi did not take the plea of the defendant, NAN reports.
Osunsanmi ordered that the defendant be remanded in the correctional centre, pending advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
She also directed that the case file be sent to the DPP for advice and adjourned the case until Feb.17, 2020 for mention.
Bassey, who resides in Ikotun area of Lagos, is being tried for defilement.
The Prosecutor, Ezekiel Ayorinde, had told the court that the defendant committed the offence in his residence in October.