A 24-year-old man, Tunde Alade, was on Tuesday arraigned in Ibadan for having unlawful canal knowledge of a six-year-old girl.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Foluke Adedosu, told the Chief Magistrate’s Court that Alade, of Oja-Igbo area of Ibadan, had invited the victim to his room and forcibly had canal knowledge of her.
She said Alade’s conduct had caused considerable harm to the victim, through his forcible penetration of her genitals.
Adedosu said the girl now suffers from persistent nightmares, resulting in a crisis in the family.
The accused, who pleaded guilty, claimed that his action was the handiwork of the devil, and pleaded for mercy.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Adesina Adam, ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody, and adjourned the case to December 7. (NAN)