A 48-year old man, Efezokhes Marcus, has landed in trouble in Lagos State for allegedly inserting his finger into the private part of a 5-year old girl.
The incident happened at the girl’s grandmother’s shop at Ojulowo Imoshe Street, Anifowose area of Ikeja, Lagos.
The Police alleged that the suspect, who resides at No. 5 Yekini Lawal Street, Akowonjo area of Lagos, went to the girl’s grandmother’s shop, indecently carried the girl on his lap, raised her gown and inserted his finger into her private part in order to satisfy his sexual desires.
However, while he was still in the act, he was caught and handed over to the Police at MAN Centre Division for interrogation over his alleged unruly conduct, which attracts several years of imprisonment.
After rounds of interrogation, the Police found him culpable and consequently charged him before the Ogba Magistrate Court for the alleged offence.
The Court did not take his plea when he was arraigned following a motion moved by the prosecutor, Supol Akeem Raji, asking the Court to refer the matter to the DPP for legal advice because of the nature of the case.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. B.O. Osunsanmi, ordered his remand in custody at the Correctional Centre, Kirikiri town, Lagos, pending the outcome of the 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.