A 27-year-old suspect was remanded by the Ebonyi State Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defiling a six-year-old child.
The suspect, Ndubuisi Ogbonnaya was said to have taken the victim to his house and assaulted her.
It was reported that the victim’s father noticed that blood was gushing out from her private parts and demanded to know what happened and the girl narrated to him.
The convict was married with four children, but reportedly committed the offence in Asaga village, in the Afikpo South Local Government Area on August 4, 2020.
He was arraigned on one count of unlawful sexual intercourse.
The charge read, “That you, Ndubuisi Ogbonnaya, sometime in August, 2020, in Asaga Owutu Edda, within the jurisdiction of Abakaliki Magisterial District, did have unlawful sexual intercourse with a child, aged six years, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 34(2) of Child Rights Law and Related Matters, 2010.”
The accused however confessed to the crime.
However, the chief magistrate, Mrs Nnenna Onuoha, said the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the case and ordered that the suspect be remanded at the Nigeria Correctional Centre, Abakaliki, while his case file should be transferred to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
The court sitting in Abakaliki adjourned the case till November 27, 2020.