A 40-year old man, Kingsley Ndubisi, has been arrested and charged to court for allegedly defiling a 10-month old girl inside a church in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.
The suspect was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court on a one-count charge of felony to wit, defilement of a minor.
The incident, according to the police at Elemoro Division, Ibeju Lekki, Eti Osa, Lagos, occurred at the True Tabernacle Church, Majek Farms, Abijo, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos.
The police alleged that Ndubisi was arrested following a complaint by the parents of the victim that the accused on 14 March, 2013 at the church defiled their 10-month old daughter by fingering her private part. This resulting in the little girl bleeding from her private part.
During interrogation, the accused allegedly confessed to the crime.
After investigation by a police team led by Corporal Raymond Udoeka at the division, the accused was charged to court for the offence which is punishable under Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge and magistrate Mrs. A.F. Adeeyo admitted him on bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum who must have proof of tax payment to the Lagos State government.
She adjourned the matter till 5 April, 2013 for mention.
The defendant has been remanded at Ikoyi Prison pending when he would fulfill the bail condition.