The Magistrate, T. A. Elias, remanded Mr. Abu, 43, after he pleaded guilty.
Mr. Elias adjourned the case till October 19 for presentation of the facts of the case and sentencing.
Mr. Abu, a resident of Agege, Lagos, was arraigned for indecent treatment of a child.
The prosecutor, Rachael Donny, had told the court that the accused inserted his finger on his daughter’s private part on July 29 at his residence.
“The accused always inserted one of his fingers into his baby’s private part, ignoring her cries,” he said.
Mr. Donny, a police sergeant, said that the mother of the child noticed that the baby always complained that she felt pains on her private part.
The prosecutor said that the accused had earlier directed his wife to be sleeping in their parlour.
He said the accused told his wife that he wanted to be sharing their bedroom with only the child.
“The baby used to cry in the middle of the night; whenever the mother rushed to the room she caught her husband naked with their daughter, with his manhood erected while he was dipping his finger in her vagina,” she said.
According to the prosecutor, whenever the woman confronted the accused, he threatened her with divorce.
He noted that the offence contravened Section 135 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the section provides for seven years imprisonment on conviction.
A 35-year-old primary school teacher, Ndubuisi Chukwu, was on Wednesday arraigned in an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for alleged sexual assault of a six-year-old.
The accused, a resident of Kojola, Ojodu-Berger area of Lagos State, was arraigned on a one-count charge of attempt to commit rape and sexual assault by penetration.
According to the prosecutor, Lucky Ihiehie, the complainant and mother of the victim came to the Ketu Police Station in company with the victim to report the incident.
He said the complainant came with a referral letter from Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Team at Alausa and reported that the accused had been sexually assaulting her daughter since June.
Ihiehie said the complainant told the police that the accused again recently attempted to rape her daughter, a primary two pupil, by forcefully trying to insert his manhood into her vagina.
“The complainant said that her daughter came back home on that fateful day complaining of pains in her private part.
“When the mother asked her if anyone touched her there, she said the accused called her into the fine arts room after the close of school and told her to remove her pant.
“She said the girl told her that the accused has been doing that to her and then he would bring out his manhood and rub it on her private part and then clean her up afterwards,” he said.
The offences, he said, contravened Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Mr. Chukwu, however, pleaded not guilty.
The counsel to the accused, Stanley Ughe, prayed the court to grant his client bail on liberal terms.
He said the accused has been a teacher in the school located at Omole phase 2, Ogba, for about 10 years and had never been associated with such an incident.
The Magistrate, O. Sule-Amzat, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
One of the sureties, she said, must be a blood relation and must provide evidence of tax payments.
Ms. Sule-Amzat ordered that both sureties must deposit N50, 000 each into the Chief Registrar’s account and must be gainfully employed in a reputable and duly registered limited liability company.
The case was adjourned till November 3 for mention.