Step-father Sent To Prison For Fingering 14-Year Old Girl

Handcuffed Prisoner
A Lagos step-father, Joseph Igwe has been remanded in prison custody over alleged sexual assault of his 14-year old step-daughter, Muinat Lawal.
 
Suleiman Hamzat of an Ikeja Magistrates Court Joseph’s remand following his non-guilty plea after his arraignment.
 
Joseph 35, was charged on 2- count charge of indecent and unlawful assault. 
 
He however pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him by the Lagos state police.
 
The prosecutor, Inspector Benson Emuerhi told the court that the accused person committed the crime between August 26 and September 6, at 6.00pm, at No. 53, Ago-Iwoye Street, Agric Ikorodu area of Lagos.
 
Emuerhi said the the victim is a product of the previous marriage of his wife and the step-father, Joseph allegedly committed the act when she went to visit her mother.
 
” The father of the victim is the complainant. He alleged that his daughter was assaulted while she went to spent the holiday with her mother,” he said.
 
“The accused person unlawfully and indecently assault his step-daughter, Muinat by inserting his finger into her vagina.
 
He further informed the court that the Joseph, sometimes in September unlawfully assault Muinat by using iron to hit her on the head.
 
Emuerhi also told the court that the offences contravenes sections 135, 170 and 172 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.