Emmanuel Magbatie, a 47 year old craftsman has been arrested for allegedly defiling an 18-month-old girl in Owutu axis of Ikorodu, Lagos State. According to Vanguard, Magbatie who lived in the same compound as the toddler’s parents defiled the little girl last Wednesday.
This came barely a week after the Lagos State Government sought compulsory psychiatric test for rape and other domestic violence offenders in the country.
It was learned that the little girl was rushed to Ikorodu General Hospital by her parents for treatment after the alleged defilement where it was confirmed that the child had been defiled. The toddler’s mum confirmed that the person who defiled her child was her neighbor.
The following day, she was taken to Mirabel Centre at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Ikeja, for test to help the child overcome issues that may arise after.
Coordinator of Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, DSVRT, Mrs. Lola Vivour-Adeniyi, said that DSVRT facilitated the transfer of the case from the Owutu Police Station to the gender desk of the state Police Command in Ikeja last Friday to expedite action on the case. Adding that Magbatie would be detained and charged to court for proper judgment.