According to Report, a 35-year-old father of three, Harrison Agu who allegedly defiled his six year-old daughter was on Tuesday arraigned before a Lagos State Chief Magistrates’ Court. Agu, who resides at No.23, Rotimi Omotosho Street, Isheri Osun area of the state was arraigned on a one count charge of indecent treatment of a minor.
The prosecuting officer, Insp. Simon Imhonwa told the court that the accused had regularly defiled his 6-year-old daughter within the last 36 months.
He said, “The accused began the assault in 2013 when the child’s mother was away for the compulsory one year NYSC.
“It was during this period that the child fell ill with a serious infection in her genitals for the first time.
“Thereafter, the mother of the child observed that the child’s genitals regularly produced a foul smell with discharges.”
The prosecutor said the mother of the victim took the child to the hospital where it was confirmed that the child had been defiled.
Following the discovery, the mother of the victim confronted the 6-year-old who revealed that her father always asked her to remove her pants and then deep his fingers into her private part, the prosecutor said.
Imhonwa said, “The mother said her child told her that Agu always asked her to remove her jeans and pants and then he will put his hand in her ‘bum bum’ (virgina) and if she refuses, he beats her.”
It was learnt that the victim had been physically and emotionally abused since she was aged 3.
According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened Section 135 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.