A 52-year-old man has been arraigned in court for fondling a 10-year-old girl's breast.
Maxwell Ekweme, a 52-year-old man, was on Wednesday, August 19, arraigned before a Yaba Chief Magistrates' Court sitting in Lagos, for allegedly fondling the breasts of a 10-year-old girl without her consent.
According to the police prosecutor, Rita Momah, the accused who resides at No. 17, Tola Oduntan Street, Shomolu, committed the offence on August 13 at his residence in the afternoon.
He was charged with sexual abuse.
Momah alleged that the accused who lives in the same compound with the minor's parents, saw the girl washing plates and suddenly covered her mouth with one hand and fondled her breast with the other hand.
He was later arrested when the 10-year-old girl reported the incident to her parents.
When the charge was read to him, Ekwueme, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge and the Magistrate, Mrs. F.A Adeeyo, granted him bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum while adjourning the case till October 26.