12th August, 2010
A businessman, Chijioke Ugochukwu, 32, has been charged before the Cele Magistrate’s Court for allegedly defiling a three-year old girl (name withheld).
Chijioke was alleged to have taken the little girl inside his apartment and inserted his fingers into her private part.
The incident happened at their 13, Adeyiga Street, Ilasamaja, Lagos, Nigeria where the parents of the victim and the defendant reside.
P.M.NEWS gathered that the defendant returned from work and carried the little girl inside his apartment on the false pretence of playing with her.
The lid was blown off the evil act when the mother of the girl discovered blood in her private parts and asked her who was responsible.
The little girl, it was learnt, pointed at the door of the accused. The woman challenged the accused and later reported him to the police at Ilasamaja.
The charge sheet reads: ”That you, the accused, at the same place time and date did defile the victim, an offence punishable under Section 218 of the Criminal Code, Cap.38, Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2004.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge and the magistrate, Mr. A.A. Adefulire granted him bail in the sum of N200,000 and one surety in like sum.
The matter has been adjourned till 27 September, 2010 for hearing.