A Lagos Magistrates Court in Ogudu, Lagos, on Wednesday remanded a 37-year-old father, Mr. Okoro Odia, in prison for putting pepper on his 10-year-old daughter’s private part.
Okoro is presently standing trial on three counts charge of indecent treatment; murder and attempt to commit.
Ihiehie Lucky, the prosecutor told the court that victim’s father committed the alleged offenses sometime in June and August 2016.
Ihiehie added that Okoro, a furniture maker, indecently and unlawfully dealt with his daughter.
He said the step-mother, Abayomi Maria, reported that the accused always beat up the girl.
The prosecutor said the complainant told the police that Okoro had some time in June used a dog chain to tie the girl to a ceiling fan and left her there because she failed to submit his lotto number to the agent.
He told the court that the dirty assault on the girl was reported by the step-mother to the Ketu Police Station.
Maria, the prosecutor, told the police that on August 8 at approximately 8:00pm, Okoro called his daughter to bring her report sheet.
“When he saw that she did meet up, he punished her indecently. He told her to lie down and he put the dry pepper inside her private part, her body and in her eyes.
“Her screams alerted the step-mother who tried to stop him but he beat her up,’’ Ihiehie revealed.
Ihiehie said the offenses contravened sections 135, 228(1) and 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Okoro, the accused, however, denied the charges.
The Magistrate, Mrs. Temitope Oladele, granted bail to the accused in the sum of 100, 000 Naira with two sureties in like sum.
Oladele said that the sureties must deposit the sum of 100, 000 Naira each into the Chief Registrars account and show evidence of gainful employment in a reputable organization.
She also said that the sureties must show evidence of tax payment and their addresses verified by the court, and adjourned the case till October 13, 2016, for a mention.
Source: Vanguardngr News