A 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged before Isolo Magistrates’ Court for defiling and engaging a 4-year-old girl in sexual activity in Lagos State, western Nigeria. The suspect, Nwanagbaihu Chinonso, was allegedly caught by one of his neighbours after he had already forced his joystick into the little girl’s mouth to suck. The incident happened at Fakeye Street, off Isuti Road, Egan where the suspect resides with the victim’s parents.
What would have been the attraction for a 24-year-old man to engage a 4-year-old girl in sexual activities was the question on the lips of residents of Egan where the incident happened. Chinonso was handed over to the police at Igando Division by the residents for prosecution. At the station, he allegedly confessed to committing the crime and blamed it on temptation. He is now facing a two-count charge of defilement and engaging in sexual activity with a minor before the court.
When he was arraigned in court, the presiding Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Adedayo, ordered him to be remanded in prison custody pending when he will be granted bail. P.M.NEWS gathered that Chinonso’s journey to prison started one afternoon when the victim strolled to his apartment and he closed his door without locking it from inside.
The police alleged that he carried the victim and inserted his finger into her private part and thereafter forced his joystick into her mouth to suck. While the act was going on, a neighbour who suspected a foul play suddenly opened the half locked door and saw what Chinonso was doing with the victim. The woman raised the alarm which attracted other neighbours.
Having been caught in the act, Chinonso could not deny what he had done. Rather, he started pleading with the neighbours for forgiveness. The neighbours rebuffed his pleas and handed him over to the police.