A 35-year-old man, Oladele Oladunmoni, who allegedly poked his finger into the private part of a three-month-old baby, was yesterday arraigned in a Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos.
Oladunmoni is facing a charge of child abuse.
The prosecutor, Inspector Rita Momah, told the court that the accused committed the offence on January 18 at his residence.
Momah said the accused, who lives in the same building with the mother of the baby, viciously forced his finger into the baby’s private part, adding “a medical doctor, who examined the baby, confirmed that she was defiled.”
She said the offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011, and the said law prescribes life imprisonment for offenders of child rape.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The magistrate, Mrs F. A. Adeeyo, granted the accused N500,000 bail, with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till March 14 for mention.