The police on Wednesday arraigned a 16-year-old boy at the chambers of the Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly abusing a toddler sexually.
The accused is standing trial on a charge of gross indecency.
The prosecutor, Adama Musa, said Samuel Zakka of Pegi village, Kuje, Abuja reported the matter at the FCT command, Abuja on September 22.
He said the accused deceived and took the complainant’s two-year-old daughter to a nearby uncompleted building and abused her sexually.
He said the accused dipped his finger into the girl’s genital.
Mr. Musa said during police investigations, the girl was taken to the hospital and it was confirmed that she had been abused sexually.
He said the offence contravened Section 285 of the penal code of the Laws of the Federation.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.
The judge, Umar Kagarko granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000, with one surety that must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.
He adjourned the case to Dec. 17 for hearing.
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