A 32-year-old man, Mi­chael Okon, yesterday confessed to defiling a 4-year-old girl in Lagos.

Oko confessed before Chief Magistrate (Mrs) Ipaye Nwachukwu of a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court, La­gos.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. An­thonia Osayande, told the court that the accused com­mitted the offence on Feb­ruary 2 at 8, Adepoju Street, Iyana-Ipaja, area of the state.

She said the accused, who resides in the same com­pound with the victim, took her to a dark corner in the compound and defiled her, but a neighbour trailed him and caught him in the act.

”The offence contravened section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011,” the prosecutor added.

The accused person plead­ed guilty to the offence.

In her ruling, the Chief Magistrate said since the ac­cused had pleaded guilty to the charge, the court had no choice than to sentence him.

Nwachukwu adjourned the matter till May 22 for facts and sentence.