A 45-year-old man, Alabi Bakare, has been docked before an Ikeja Magistrate Court, Lagos, for allegedly having carnal knowledge of a five-year-old girl.
Bakare, who was accused of assaulting the child (name withheld), a commercial motorcycle operator, is married with two wives.
The defendant, who is a neighbour of the victim’s parents, is facing a one-count charge of having unlawful sexual intercourse with the minor.
The Police prosecutor, Mr Barth Nwaokoye, told the court that Bakare had allegedly had sex with two other girls, who are minors and whose names were simply given as Jumoke, aged four and Azeezat aged, eight, before he was recently arrested.
Nwaokoye, said that the man committed the offence on August 3, 2012, at Oluwakemi Street, Alapere, Ketu.
The prosecutor alleged that Bakare, has been sexually assaulting little children over time before he was finally caught.
The prosecutor added that it was one Mr Kehinde Ogundare of the same address, who caught him having sexual intercourse with the little child and reported the case.
Nwaokoye said that Bakare as an Okada rider and as a neighbour to the victim, was the one that usually takes them to school every day, adding that the defendant had access to the children as a result of the familiarity he had with them as their driver and as a neighbour.
The offence is punishable under section 137 of the Lagos State Criminal Laws Vol. 44 No. 11 of 2011.