An Ikeja Chief Magistrates Court has ordered the remand of a 22-year-old mechanic, Victor Anyaegbu, in prison for alleged sexual assault of a two-year-old girl.
The pronouncement was made by the presiding Magistrate, Olufunke Sule-Amzat under the legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The defendant, a resident of Alafia Street in Orisumbare, Ejigbo, was charged with unlawful indecent sexual assault which according to reports was committed on March 3, at about 4pm where he resides.
During the court sitting, the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Benson Emuehi said that Anyaegbu was arrested after the dastard act was reported at Ejigbo Police Division and was transferred to the Gender section, Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja for further investigation.
Emuehi said: “He sexually assaulted his neighbour’s two-year old daughter by forcefully fingering her anus in order to satisfy his sexual urge.”
The prosecutor told the court that the case was reported to the police at the Ejigbo Police Division by the victim’s father whose daughter was playing in the accused’s room while he (the father) was spraying insecticide in his own room.
“The defendant placed the victim on his legs and on the pretext of playing with her; he dipped his finger into her anus and was fingering her.
“The victim cried out in pain which alerted the father and on entering the defendant room, he discovered blood coming out of his daughter’s anus, hence the report,” the prosecutor stated.
Emuerhi also disclosed that the act contravenes the provisions of Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.
Magistrate Sule-Amzat remanded the suspect at the Kirikiri Prison and adjourned the case until April 18.