Lawyer accused of sexually assaulting nine yearold girl re- arraigned
A 40-year-old lawyer, Chika Uzoamaka, who allegedly
fingered a nine-year-old girl in her private part, was on
Monday re-arraigned before a Tinubu Magistrate’s
Uzoamaka was arraigned on a four-count charge
bordering on sexual assault and an indecent act.
While testifying in court, the prosecutor, Sergeant
Aondohemba Koti, said the defendant committed the
alleged offence on August 12, at about 12:45 pm at the
magistrate’s courtroom 4, Tinubu, on Lagos Island.
Koti told the court that the 40-year-old lawyer inserted
his finger into the girls anus and virginal without her
consent, noting that he willfully and without an excuse,
committed an indecent act in a public place.
charges were read.
The prosecutor observed that the offences are
punishable under Sections 259, 261, 263 (1) and 134 (1)
of the criminal law of Lagos State 2011.
Magistrate L. A. Owolabi granted Uzoamaka bail in the
sum of N400,000, with two responsible sureties who
must be 40 years old.
Owolabi, ordered that one of the sureties must be a
lawyer with 10 years’ experience and a verifiable
address, adding that the sum of N100,000 should be
deposited in the court’s registrar’s account.
Owolabi adjourned the case till September 14 for
mention and ordered that the amended charge be taken
to the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, for advice.
arrested at the court premises for allegedly assaulting
and fondling the breast of the victim.
The suspect was first arraigned on August 13, at the
court chambers on a three-count charge bordering on
indecent assault by touching the little girl’s genitals and
fondling her breasts without her consent.