A 43-year-old man was on Wednesday remanded at the Kirikiri Prisons, Apapa, after he pleaded guilty of sexually abusing his two-year-old daughter before an Ikeja Magistrates Court, Lagos State.
The man identified as Idris Abu, was arraigned before Magistrate, Mr T. A. Elias over indecent treatment of a child.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Rachael Donny, had told the court that the accused inserted his finger in his daughter’s private part on July 29 in his apartment located at Agege.
“The accused always inserted one of his figures into his baby’s private part, ignoring her cries.”
Donny said that the mother of the child noticed that the baby always complained that she felt pains on her private part.
The prosecutor said that the accused had earlier directed his wife to be sleeping in their sitting room.
Donny submitted that the accused told his wife that he wanted to be sharing their bedroom with only the child.
He said: “The baby used to cry in the middle of the night; whenever the mother rushed to the room she caught her husband naked with their daughter, with his manhood erected while he was dipping his finger in her vagina.”
The prosecutor further disclosed that the man usually threatened to divorce his wife each time she confronted him over the incident.
He noted that the offence contravened Section 135 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011 which prescribes seven years imprisonment for convicted offenders.
Elias adjourned the case till October 19 for presentation of the facts of the case and sentencing.
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