Maxwell Ekwueme, 52, has been arraigned in a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ court, Lagos, for reportedly touching the breast of a 10-year-old girl without her consent.
Vanguard reports that Ekwueme, who lives in Shomolu area of the state, is being prosecuted on a one-count charge of sexual abuse.
According to the prosecutor, Rita Momah, the offence was committed on August 13, at about 2:00 pm, alleged also that the accused, a co-tenant, saw the 10-year-old girl washing plates and suddenly covered her mouth with one hand, and indecently pressed her breast with the other hand.
The suspect was subsequently apprehended when the youngster reported the incident, which contravenes Section 135 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011, to her parents.
Ekwueme, who was granted bail by the Magistrate, Mrs F A Adeeyo, in the sum of N200,000, with two sureties in like sum however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The case was adjourned till October 26.
Recall that a woman recently caught her husband pants down, having sex with a church member on the floor of the church.