A father has been remanded in prison for abusing his 10-year-old daughter.
The accused, 37-year-old Okoro Odia, is standing trial a three-count charge of indecent treatment, attempt to commit murder and assault after he put powdered pepper in the private parts of his daughter.
According to Prosecutor Ihiehie Lucky, the Mr. Odia committed the offences in between June and August when he unlawfully and indecently dealt with his daughter. The prosecutor stated that the stepmother of the victim, Abayomi Maria, had reported to the police that the accused was fond of beating up his daughter.
According to the complainant, Okoro had in June used a dog chain to tie the girl to a ceiling fan and left her there. And this was because the daughter had failed to submit his lotto number to the agent.
The step-mother told the police that on Aug. 8 at about 8:00 p.m. Okoro called his daughter to bring her report sheet. "When he saw that she failed, he indecently punished her. He told her to lie down and he put the dry pepper inside her private part, in her eyes and all over her body."
"Her screams alerted the step-mother who tried to stop him but he beat her up," the prosecutor added.
The accused, however, denied the charges.