The police on Wednesday arraigned a 16-year-old boy at the chambers of the Gudu Upper Area Court, for allegedly abusing a toddler sexually. The accused (name with-held) of Kuje, Abuja, is standing trial on a charge of gross indecency.
The prosecutor, Asp. Adama Musa, said one Samuel Zakka of Pegi village, Kuje, Abuja reported the matter at the FCT command, Abuja on Sep. 22. According to him, the accused deceived and took the complainant’s two and a half year old daughter to a nearby uncompleted building and abused her sexually.
He said that the accused dipped his finger into the private part of the little girl. Musa said that during police investigations into the matter, the girl was taken to the hospital and it was revealed that she was abused sexually. He said that the offence contravened Section 285 of the penal code of the Laws of the Federation.
The accused however pleaded not guilty. The judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000, with one surety that must reside within the court’s jurisdiction. He adjourned the case to Dec. 17 for hearing.