A magistrate court sitting in Ado-Ekiti has ordered a Pastor, Gabriel Asateru, 53, to be remanded in prison custody over alleged defilement of a 5-year-old girl.
The police prosecutor, Bayo Ajiboye had told the court that the accused committed the offence on Dec. 23 at Ifishin-Ekiti.
He alleged that the accused, on the said date, unlawfully defiled a 5-year-old girl,(names withheld) after asking her to sit on his lap.
He added that he had duplicated the 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 of advice from theDPP.
The 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 to Feb.15, 2017 for further hearing.