42 old man, Ekene Aghah, has been arrested in Lagos State for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s 3-year old daughter by inserting his finger into her private part.
Spring news international reports that the incident happened at Ago Palace Way, Okota area of Lagos, where they reside.
According to the Police, the suspect lured the victim into his apartment, removed her pants and inserted his finger into her private part before he was caught and handed over to the Police. He was later transferred to the SCID, Yaba, for further investigation.
After thorough interrogation, the Police found him culpable and subsequently charged him before the Yaba Magistrates Court for the alleged offence.
The Court did not take his plea when he was arraigned following a motion moved by the prosecutor, Supol Thomas Nurudeen, asking the Court to refer the matter to the DPP for advice.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mr. Peter Nwaka, ordered his remand in custody at the Correctional Centre pending the outcome of DPP’s advice and directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send it to the DPP.
The matter was adjourned for mention for the report of the DPP’s advice to be available, which will determine if the matter will be transferred to the High Court or not over jurisdiction.
Spring news gathered that the matter may likely be transferred to the High Court for trial despite the fact it was finger penetration.