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Saturday, March 11, 2017
Father docked for allegedly assaulting 9-year-old daughter
A 40-year-old father,
, was on Friday docked at an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for physically assaulting his daughter.
Olaogun was brought before Magistrate
for beating his nine-year-old daughter mercilessly, causing her serious grievous harm.
The prosecutor, Cpl
, said the accused, who resides at 7, Shoyemi Maidan, Orile Mile 12, Lagos, committed the offence on March 2, at his residence.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
reports that the case was reported to the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) by neighbours.
The team coordinator, Mrs
, said that the team informed the family unit of Ketu Police Station, thus leading to the arrest of the accused.
“According to the abused child, her father battered her because she left their door opened, thereby suspecting that a charm had been poured in his apartment by an unknown person.
“So, he battered me severally that our neighbours had to call the attention of the team,”
The accused pleaded not guilty and was granted a N200,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.
Magistrate Aminat adjourned the case till March 30 for further hearing.
NAN reports that the team had taken the child from the family to a welfare home for proper care.
March 11, 2017
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