Adebola Akinyele, who resides at Ketu area of Lagos, is standing trial on a two-count charge of child defilement and sexual assault.

The 42-year-old driver allegedly drugged, defiled and dumped a 13-year-old girl.

According to the Prosecutor, Sgt. Lucky Ihiehie, the accused committed the offences on Dec. 6 in Ketu, where he resided in the same compound with his alleged victim.

He narrated his account of the act before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on Wednesday.

The driver sneaked into the teenager’s parents’ apartment in their absence, drugged, defiled and dumped the minor in front of their apartment.

“The girl told the police that the accused had, on several occasions, taken her to Magodo, Ogudu, CMD Road or Ajah to have sex with her.

“She said the accused told her not to tell anyone, or she would die, adding that he normally gives her hot drinks before sleeping with her.

“She also said he puts drugs in the drink,” the prosecutor said, urging the court to remand the accused pending the DPP’s advice.

The Magistrate, Mrs E. Kubeinje, ordered that Akinyele should spend the next 96 days in prison pending advice from the state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Kubeinje said that the court could not take the plea of the accused as she needed the DPP’s advice.

The magistrate adjourned the case until April 8 for mention.