Two house maids in Lagos, Peace Sunday, 19, and Bose Augustine, 18, have been arrested and charged to Court by the police for allegedly defiling their employer’s daughters, aged two and 17, with fingers and wooden stick.
Their pleas were not taken, when the case was mentioned in court.
They were charged with three counts of unlawful and indecent penetration sexually into the vagina and anus of two girls, a two-year-old and a 17 year-old, with fingers and wooden sticks.
The presiding Magistrate in charge of emergency cases at the court, Mrs Doja Ojo, ordered that the accused persons be temporarily remanded at the police station pending the advice from the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution, ( DPP).
The maids were arrested by the Police at the Ilasan Division, Lekki, following the complaints of the parents of their two victims.
The Divisional Police Officer, DPO, CSP Onyinye Onwua Meagbu immediately directed her team at the juvenile and women section, led by Inspector Orukoton Lonikola, to investigate the matter.
Police prosecution counsel, Inspector Peace Chukwudi, told the court in charge No C/52Q/2020 that the accused persons committed the offence between May 24 and 27, 2020 at Lekki Garden Horizon 2 Estate, Lagos, where they work and live with the two complainants, PM News reports.
Chuwkudi informed the court that the parents of the victims reported to the Police that they left their daughters aged two and 17 in the care of the accused persons as housemaids and went to work, but that before they returned, their maids allegedly defiled their daughters with fingers and wooden stick and in the process inflicted severe injuries on their private parts.
He said following the report, the Police referred the victim to the Mirabel Medical Centre for examination and the medical report revealed that the accused persons had defied the victims several times with fingers and wooden stick.
He said the offences the accused persons committed were punishable under sections 411 and 261 of the criminal law of lagos state, 2015.
Magistrate Ojo adjourned the case till July 4, 2020 for the advice of the DPP.