A 29-year old man, Okoro Christian, has been arrested in Lagos for allegedly molesting a 7-year old girl by inserting his finger into her private part.
The incident happened at Olusesi Street off Ebere Street in Isolo area of Lagos, where they reside.
The Police alleged that the suspect, Mr. Christian, reportedly lured the victim into his apartment, removed her pant and penetrated her private part with his finger.
The matter got exposed after he allowed the victim to go, she revealed what happened to her parents and they did not take the matter lightly.
The matter was reported to the Police in the area and Mr. Christian was arrested. He was later transferred to the Gender Section of the Police Command for investigation.
It was gathered that during interrogation, the suspect denied until the victim was brought before him; she narrated how she was abused and the suspect was speechless.
The Police found him culpable and charged before the Ogba Magistrate Court for molesting the victim and his plea was not taken.
The prosecutor, Mr. Christopher John, asked the Court to refer the matter to the DPP for advice.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mr. P.E. Nwaka, ordered the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send to the DPP for advice. The defendant was remanded in prison custody without an option of bail and the matter was adjourned till 2nd September, 2019.
The defendant may be transferred to the High Court for defilement if the DPP finds him culpable and recommends that he should be tried for the alleged offence.
If Christian is tried and found guilty, he may spend several years in prison custody for the alleged offence.