Defilement Security guard arraigned in court for allegedly 'fingering' 10-yr-old girl

A security guard has been arrested and charged to court for allegedly defiling his neighbour's 10-year-old daughter.

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Defiling a child is a serious crime play

Defiling a child is a serious crime

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Shehu Yusuf, a 28-year-old security guard, has been arraigned before a Gudu Upper Area Court sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old girl by dipping his finger inside her private part.

According to the police prosecutor, Urom Otu, Yusuf who resides at Wuse, was allegedly caught while dipping his finger into the girl’s vagina without her consent and the case was reported at the Wuse Police Station by her parents.

The accused was arraigned on a two-count-charge of indecent behaviour an defilement, offences which contravened Section 285 of the Penal Code.

However, the suspect pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him, saying that he was unjustly beaten up by six men in his house over the matter and later invited to th police station and his property was stolen by unknown men.

The judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, granted him bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one reliable surety who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction an also ordered the police to verify the residence of the surety and investigate the claimed stolen property and submit the reports of their investigations to the court on January 12. The judge thereafter adjourned the case till February 24, for hearing.

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