A two-year-old was alleged to be sexually molested by a 27-year old teacher, Balogun Afeez inside a classroom within the school premises.
The incident was reported to have occurred at Holbrook Creche Nursery and Primary School in Pedro area of Gbagada, Lagos, where the school was located.
It was garnered that Balogun took the child into one of the classrooms, removed her underwears and inserted his penis into her privates.
He was, however, nabbed in the act by the school security which he tried to deny but the victim kept pointing at her private part, Afeez’s joystick and the bruises she sustained from the forceful penetration.
Balogun was handed over to the police in the area who transferred the case to the Gender Section of the Lagos State Command.
It was gathered that after thorough investigations, Balogun was found guilty and arraigned before the Ogba Magistrate’s Court for defiling the two-year-old.
The prosecutor, Christopher John, told the court the defendant defiled the minor inside the school premises and was caught in the act.
His plea was not taken neither was he granted bail because of the seriousness of the offence.
The case of defilement is a felony is a felony which could attract up to 10 years imprisonment if the suspect is tried and convicted by the court.
The Presiding Magistrate, Peter Nwaka, ordered Afeez to be remanded in prison custody and directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send it to DPP for advice.
The matter was adjourned till 17th September 2018, for the report of the DPP to be ready. If the report finds Afeez culpable, the matter will be transferred to the High Court for trial.