March 13, 2019

Court remands mechanic for sexually assaulting neighbour’s 2-year-old girl

Court remands mechanic for sexually assaulting neighbour’s 2-year-old girl

Women march against rape in Kano.

Ikeja – An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday, ordered that a 22-year-old mechanic, Victor Anyaegbu, who allegedly sexually assaulted a two-year-old girl, be remanded in prison, pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle); with Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem (2nd left); members, Lagos House of Assembly, Hon. Adedamola Kasunmu (left); Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu (2nd right) and Commissioner for Science & Technology, Mr. Olufemi Odubiyi during the All Men Walk Against Sexual and Gender Based Violence at the Lagos House, Ikeja.

The defendant, a resident of Alafia Street in Orisumbare, Ejigbo area of Lagos, is charged with unlawful indecent sexual assault.

Magistrate Olufunke Sule-Amzat, ordered that the defendant be remanded in Kirikiri Prison.

Sule-Amzat adjourned the case until April 18.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Benson Emuerhi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on March 3 at 4 p.m. at his residence.

Emuerhi alleged that the defendant sexually assaulted his neighbour’s two-year-old daughter (name withheld).

The prosecutor told the court that the case was reported to the police at Ejigbo Police Division by the victim’s father.

Emuerhi told the court that the defendant was arrested by the police and was later transferred to the Gender section, Lagos police command, Ikeja, for further investigation.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.(NAN)