A thirty year old man, Ekene Uzoukwu is now cooling off in Port Harcourt Prison for allegedly defiling a five year old girl in Rumuomasi area of Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.
The accused, Ekene Uzoukwu is facing charge of defilement of a minor which attracts life imprisonment as penalty if found guilty.
When the matter came up in court, the Senior Magistrate, Lenu S. Baridam ordered that the charge be read out to the suspect, but he was not allowed to take the plea.
The court adjourned to July nineteen this year for consideration of bail.
Meanwhile, members of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has joined in the matter to ensure justice is done on the matter.