A wicked father has been remanded in prison by a court in Lagos for pouring dry pepper into his 10-year-old daughters private parts as punishment for failing exams.
According to the police prosecutor, Lucky Ihiehie, Okoro who is standing trial on a three-count bordering on indecent treatment, attempt to commit murder and assault, committed the alleged offences sometime in June and again in August, this year.
“The complainant who is the girl's stepmother, told the police that Okoro, a furniture maker, had sometime in June, used a dog chain to tie the girl to a ceiling fan and left her there.
The accused tied the daughter to the ceiling because she failed to submit his lotto number to an agent. The indecent assault on the girl was reported by the stepmother, Abayomi Maria, to the Ketu Police Station.
Maria told the police that on August 8 at about 8:00 p.m, Okoro called his daughter to bring her report sheet. When he saw that she failed, he indecently punished her. He told her to lie down and he put the dry pepper inside her private part, in her eyes and all over her body.
Her screams alerted the stepmother who tried to stop him but he beat her up,” Ihiehie said.
The offences, according to Ihiehie, contravenes sections 135, 228(1) and 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
When the charges were read to Okoro, he pleaded not guilty and the Magistrate, Mrs Temitope Oladele, granted him bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum, while ordering that he be remanded in prison custody pending his perfection of bail conditions and adjourned the case till October 13, 2016, for further hearing.