A 35-year old man, Joseph Igwe, has been arrested in Lagos for indecent assault on a 14-year old girl by inserting his finger into her private part. The incident happened at Ago Iwoye Street, Agric area of Ikorodu, Lagos where they reside.
It was gathered that Mr. Igwe attempted to lure the victim into a sex romp by inserting his finger into her private part.
However, the brave girl resisted and pushed him away to free herself from the indecent assault on her. The defendant then became angry, attacked her with an iron rod and injured her on the head in the process.
The matter was reported to the police in the area; Igwe was arrested and detained at the station for interrogation.
During interrogation, the police discovered what led to the fight and then transferred the matter to the Gender Section of the State Command, Lagos.
The police found Igwe culpable and charged him before the Ikeja Magistrates court for the alleged offence.
He pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Mr. Benson Emuerhi, asked the court to use its discretion on the issue of bail to enable the defendant appear in court for trial in the interest of justice.
The court deferred his bail and ordered him to be remanded in prison custody pending when the issue of bail will be determined.
The matter was adjourned till 11th November 2018.
It was gathered that the matter may be referred to DPP for advice and if Igwe is found culpable, he will be charged for rape and tried. And if found guilty, he may spend some years in prison for the offence.