by Oge Okonkwo
A 23-year-old man, Ohuegbe Vincent, was brought before an Ebute Meta Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, for allegedly attempting to rape and assault a 9-year-old girl.
The incident was said to have occurred in Church street, in Ebute Meta area of Lagos state.
It was gathered that Vincent reportedly assaulted the minor by inflicting a bite mark on her right breast.
Vincent was arraigned on two counts of assault and attempted rape.
The charge read in part, “That you, Ohugbe Vincent, m, on the September 1, 2013, at about 1420 hours, at No 2, Church Street, Ebute Meta, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully assault one (names withheld), f, aged 9 years old by giving her human bite on her right breast.”
The prosecutor, Inspector Richard Odige, said the offences were contrary to Sections 171 and 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.
Vincent said he was not guilty of the charges.
His counsel pleaded he be admitted on bail.
The magistrate, Ms S.O Solebo, agreed to admit him on bail in the sum of N200,000 and with two sureties each in like sum.
The matter was adjourned till September 25.