A man in his late thirties, Agu Echezona Harrison, has been arrested and remanded in prison custody by the Ikeja High Court, Lagos for sexually molesting his 6-year-old daughter, by inserting his fingers into her privates.
Agu was arraigned on a sexual assault charge. Adebayo Haroun, the prosecuting officer told the Court that the Agu committed the offense over the course of two years between 2013 and 2015 at No. 23 Rotimi Omotosho Street, Isheri Osun.
The suspect’s wife Akukwe Priscilla, who reported the case to the police, said that her husband was fond of touching the girl’s private part.She said she noticed an offensive odor oozing out of the little girl’s private part with frequent whitish discharge.
When she asked, her daughter replied that her father has been putting his hand into her private part. The wife said Nurses also confirmed that someone has been touching the girl. When she confronted him, he allegedly denied and she angrily went to his mother to report the matter.
Continuing, she said her mother-in-law told her husband to stop her from escalating the matter.
In December 2013, Priscilla said that Agu raped her younger sister and also tried to deny it, not knowing I had taken my sister for a test at the hospital to check the drop of semen found inside her.
Since it was barely 24 hours after the rape happened, Priscila said she forced him to go for a test also and he did. The hospital confirmed that it was a match with the one found on her sister. He immediately started begging and prostrating that he was sorry.
Priscilla had forgiven him believing he was truly sorry, but in 2014 she started noticing same discharge from her daughter. She then left the house with her kids.Agu later came fighting for custody of the kids especially for the little girl.
At the court premises, Agu threatened to sue any journalist who writes anything against him saying it was a family matter hence none of the journalist concern.He also poured a sachet of water on a NAN journalist who attempted to take his picture.