A 14-year-old boy who is accused of defiling a 22-month-old baby was ordered on Thursday by a family court in Iyaganku, Oyo State, to be held in the Agodi Corrections facility.
The child, who was underage, was accused of defiling by the police.
The minor’s plea of lack of jurisdiction was rejected by Chief Magistrate P. O. Adetuyibi.
Adetuyibi ordered the police to send the case to the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution for legal advice.
She adjourned the matter until July 20, for mention.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Oluwakemi Arowosaye told the court that the boy resides with his parents at No 4, Salawu Street, Ibadan.
Arowosaye alleged that the boy defiled the baby between March 31, and April 3.
She said that the baby, an orphan, was left in the care of her sister.
The offence, she said, contravenes the provisions of Section 34 of the Child’s Right Law of 2006.
The baby has been taken by the Oyo State Child Welfare Department of the Ministry for Women Affairs.