Abuja Biz­man ac­cused of de­fil­ing neigh­bour’s daugh­ter

Daily Trust - - CRIME -

An Abuja mag­is­trate’s court sit­ting in Jiwa has or­dered for the re­mand of a busi­ness­man from Karmo, an Abuja sub­urb, over al­le­ga­tion of de­fil­ing eight-years-old daugh­ter of his neigh­bour.

The prose­cu­tor, David Kafan­chan, said the sus­pect, Emanuel Ude, 31, was re­ported to the po­lice divi­sional head­quar­ters in Karmo on July 7, the day of the in­ci­dent, by the fa­ther of the vic­tim.

He said the mat­ter was first dis­cov­ered by the mother of the girl af­ter notic­ing that the girl was bleed­ing from her pri­vate part.

Ac­cord­ing to the prose­cu­tor, when the mother ques­tioned her, the girl said the ac­cused had sent her to buy some­thing for him and on com­ing back, he in­serted his fin­ger into her pri­vate part which re­sulted to the in­jury.

The prose­cu­tor fur­ther in­formed the court that the vic­tim was rushed to the Gwar­inpa Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal by the po­lice where she was treated at the cost of N15,000.

He said the of­fence is con­trary to Sec­tion 275 of the pe­nal code.

The ac­cused de­nied the one-count charge and asked for bail.

Mag­is­trate Omolola Tolu­lope re­jected the re­quest, cit­ing the tense sit­u­a­tion in the area where the al­leged of­fence was com­mit­ted as rea­son.

The mag­is­trate ad­journed the case to Au­gust 9, for hear­ing.

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