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Daycare Worker, 35, Arraigned For Defiling 21-month-old Baby In Her Care

Veronica Vincent, a daycare worker on Monday, appeared at a Special Offences Court in Ikeja, Lagos, for allegedly defiling a 21-month-old toddler in her care

35-year-old Daycare Worker Arraigned For Defiling 21-month-old Baby In Her Care

The 35-year-old was charged with two counts of sexual assault by the police, and she pleaded not guilty.

O.A Bajulaiye-Bishi, the Police Prosecutor, alleged that Vincent committed the offence on February 12, 2019 at a daycare at her residence located at No. 33, Ararat St., Egbeda, Lagos.

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According to him, the defendant assaulted the 21-month-old baby girl.

She said that the victim’s mother took her daughter for medical examination, and doctors confirmed the alleged defilement.

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The police prosecutor said, the offence, contravened the provisions of Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos 2015.

The defence counsel, J.U. Ibojoh, moved his application for bail dated November 22, 2019.

He prayed the court to admit his client bail because she had been in custody since her arrest in February 2019.

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According to him, his client was a mother of a three-year-old daughter and had a reasonable surety in the person of her husband who is a policeman.

In a ruling, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N2 million.

Taiwo ordered the defendant to produce two sureties in like sum.

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Justice Taiwo also ordered that one of the sureties must be her husband, Insp Joseph Vincent and must provide his payslip, marriage certificate as well as evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

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The case was however adjourned until March 26 for trial.



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