Nwakaego Ugochukwu, a 24-year-old female factory worker, was on Tuesday brought before a magistrate court in Ikeja, Lagos, for allegedly sexually molesting a 5 year old girl.
According to Vanguard, Nwakaego, a resident of Canal Estate, Ago Okota, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of sexual assault.
Speaking at the arraignment, the case prosecutor, Insp Eruada Victor, told the court that Nwakaego, who live on the same street with the victim, took the five year old girl to her resident where she sexually molested the girl.
The accused is said to have repeatedly inserted her fingers into the genitals of the 5 year old. The matter was reported to the police after the girl told her parents about the abuse.
The offence is said to contravene Sections 259 and 261 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State.
After entering a plea of not guilty and was granted bail in the sum N200,000 with two sureties in like sum by the presiding Magistrate, E.O. Ogunkanni.
The case was adjourned to June 15.
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