A 55 year old man, Ngozi Igwe, has been arrested in Lagos for sexually molesting a 7-year old girl by allegedly inserting his finger into her private part severally.
It was reported that the incident happened at Junaid Street in Igbo-Efon area of Lekki, Lagos where they reside.
It was gathered that Igwe had since October, 2018 till January, 2019 severally molested the victim whenever he wanted to satisfy his sexual desire despite her age.
Before he was arrested, he reportedly lured the 7-year old girl into his apartment, removed her pant and inserted his finger into her private part before he allowed her to go after warning her never to tell anyone.
However, their neighbours who suspected the 7-year old’s movement, tipped her parents. She was interrogated and she opened up.
She said that Igwe had been engaging in the act since October, 2018 but warned her not to tell anybody or he will harm her.
The matter was reported to the police and Igwe was arrested. He was later transferred to the Gender Section of the State Police Command.
During interrogation, Igwe denied ever penetrating her because he knew that she was a minor but declined to explain why he inserted his finger into her private.
The police found him culpable and charged before the Ogba Magistrates Court for sexual assault.
The court did not grant him bail after the prosecutor, Inspector Benson Emerhi, asked the court to order for the DPP’s advice because the victim was a minor.
Thus, the Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. O. Sule-Amzat, ordered him to be remanded in prison custody without an option of bail.
The court also directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send to the DPP for advice.
It was gathered that the matter may be transferred to the High Court if the DPP finds him culpable and recommends his trial for rape. If Igwe is tried and found guilty, he will spend so many years in prison for the alleged offence.