The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency has urged parents to ensure that their children and wards are cared for at recognized and licensed daycare facilities and schools in the state after a man known only as Nonso was arrested for defiling a three-year-old child.
Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, the executive secretary of the state’s Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency, said in a statement on Wednesday that the suspect was apprehended after the mother of the kid reported him on December 14, 2022.
“The case was reported by the mother of the survivor at the agency on the 14th of December, 2022.
“The DSVA Field Operations Officers reported the case at the Family Support Unit of the Ikotun Police Station.
“DPO Ojajuni of Ikotun Police Station said the suspect was already in custody. He briefed the DSVA team that the perpetrator would be charged to court on the 19th of December, 2022.
“During proceedings at the Samuel Ilori Court, Ogba, the survivor’s mother recounted her daughter’s defilement ordeal while at the day care centre.
“The court ruled that the perpetrator be remanded till the 14th of February, 2023 pending DPP’s legal advice,” the statement added.
Vivour-Adeniyi urged state citizens to work with the task force on safeguarding and child protection, which is made up of the Lagos State DSVA, the Office of Education and Quality Assurance, and the Ministry of Youth and Social Development.
She continued by saying that state citizens should have confidence that those who commit such horrible atrocities will face justice.
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