By Onozure Dania
Lagos — A 38-year-old carpenter ,Gabriel Francis, who sexually assaulted an eight year old girl ( names withheld) has been brought before a Lagos Magistrate Court sitting at Igbosere.
The defendant is facing a two-count charge of fingering and deflowering the minor preferred against him by the police.
The victim, who said the defendant had been working for her mum, said he came to her bed room, locked the door and pulled off her trousers.
She said that she left her sister and their house help, in the kitchen where they were plucking vegetables and went to lie down in her room, after complaining of back ache, adding that the defendant started fingering her and penetrated her vagina with his finger, and was deflowered in the process.
Francis, who resides at Lawson Bus Stop, Badore, was arraigned before the magistrate
The prosecutor, Babaji Ishaku, told the court that the defendant, who had been making furniture for the victim’s mother, committed the offences on August 3, 2014, at about 12 noon.
He said the incident, happened at Lawson Bus Stop off Badore and Langbasa, in Eti-Osa area of the state.
The prosecutor said that Francis unlawfully and sexually assaulted the minor by fingering her vagina, claiming that the carpenter deflowered the girl in the process of fingering her.