An Ikeja Magistrate Court, yesterday, ordered that a 55- old woman, Rose Nwachuwku be remanded in police custody for allegedly running an unlawful orphanage home.
Magistrate Mrs Eniola Fabamwo, ordered that she should be remanded till Monday when the case will be heard by the appropriate court.
The defendant who was arraigned before Magistrate Fabamwo, is facing a single charge of unlawful orphanage,preferred against her by the Police.
The Police prosecutor, ASP Barth Nwokoye, said that Nwachuwku committed the alleged offence between January 2011 and August 17, 2013 at 30/32, Prince Adebambo street, in Egbeda area of Lagos.
He told the court that the defendant being a person that was not authorised by the law to run an orphanage home, unlawfully acquired and had in her possession, 27 children of different ages.
According to the prosecutor, the offence committed is punishable under section 183 of the child rights law of Lagos Nigeria 2007.
However, when the charge was read to the defendant, she pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Magistrate ordered that she be remanded in police custody until August 26,2013, for the appropriate court to handle it.