Bricklayer Accused Of Defiling Neighbour’s Baby In Ikorodu Lagos Claims Innocence

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August 11, 2016 – Bricklayer Accused Of Fingering Neighbour’s Baby In Ikorodu Lagos Claims Innocence

Emmanuel Mahbatie, a 48-year-old bricklayer has been arrested for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s 18-month-old baby. The incident occurred on August 3, at Adebayo Street, Owutu area of Ikorodu, Lagos.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, who paraded the suspect and others before journalists yesterday at command headquarters, Ikeja, said the baby girl went to play with the bricklayer’s children in their apartment when he allegedly inserted his fingers into her private part.

Owoseni said the baby was referred to the Ikorodu General Hospital, where it was confirmed she was violated. Mahbatie, however, denied the accusation. The father of five said he was only playing with the baby and that he could not do such a thing to her.

He said: “The baby always comes into my apartment to play with my children. She was still with my children when suddenly her mother rushed into my apartment that she heard her cry and that was why she came to pick her.

“A few minutes later, the girl’s mother came back screaming that her daughter could not urinate properly again. She said that I have inserted my finger into her private part.

That was how some of the residents who were with her tried to lynch me. “Before I knew what was happening, policemen from Owotu Division had come to arrest me for the offence I knew nothing about.

I begged the policemen that I could not do such a thing to a minor like that.” Mahbatie said the mother of the baby accused him of placing the baby on his bed before inserting his finger into her private part.

He added:

“My children were also with me on the bed that fateful day. How can I do such a thing like that when I have a wife? I want the case investigated properly because I don’t want to suffer for what I do not know anything about.” Mahbatie said he showed the baby’s mother his fingers.

“How can my fingers enter the private part of that small girl? I don’t know what I have done to the woman to punish me with this kind of allegation.” 

[Daily Telegraph]

9 thoughts on “Bricklayer Accused Of Defiling Neighbour’s Baby In Ikorodu Lagos Claims Innocence

  1. THIS AIN’T the first of its kind, and n matter what pleas of innocence you make, nobody will believe you. As a matter of fact, I myself don’t.

    MEDICAL report has confirmed the violation of the child. But any other man could have done it, and not you. But since you agreed that you have been on the same bed with that baby, nnaa mehn, na you o.

  2. But how could a baby be violated in this man’s home without him knowing about it? Because I tried hard to visualise the incident which now seem to me that he’s responsible. No mother on earth will not know the condition of her baby every time they both wake up in the morning. Therefore,the mother knew nothing was wrong with her baby before coming to the man’s home. So if he’s claiming not be responsible,who then is now responsible if not him considering the fact that the incident happened right in his home and him being the only adult at home at that time? More so,the evident from the hospital also pointed to the fact that the baby was violated. So comment from him should be welcome. Let him face the consequence of his action.

  3. If this allegation is true the man is very very sick. But thorough investigation is necessary to determine who did it if indeed there were other people present at the material time the baby went to play with the man’s children.
    Mothers, be careful allowing your children , boy or girl, go play in other people’s homes because there are evil people lurking everywhere.

  4. Thank you @ fife for that comment.
    I‘m aware that the case of voilation, rapes, adultery, fonication ect… Is rampant in the country BUT, cannot just believe that this man actually did what he was accused of here.

    This case is very delicate and at such, must be seriously investigted. Medical reports notwithstanding. Another text must be conducted to really ascertain the accusation.
    THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER,

    I take a stroll…

  5. I’m speechless, I think the man might be innocent. Only God knows the truth. Proper investigation should be carried out as the man rightly suggested

  6. D man has 5 children, how many male children does he av and how old are they.
    To the mother why is she now crying up and down, u av been allowing ur child wonder about d compound without proper supervision, how would something like dis not happen.
    Parents should beware of who they allow their children to mingle and play with, I see dis as carelessness on d part of d mother.
    Its just quite unfortunate what as happened, and I pray and hope d child recovers fully.
    As for that man I don’t trust anyone, but let proper investigation be carried out, bcos I av seen cases whereby children defile other children.

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