Teacher and?nanny arraigned over alleged neglect which led to molestation of 2 year old girl

Two women appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday, August 5 for allegedly failing to perform their care duties, which resulted in the sexual molestation of a two-year-old girl in their care.

Deborah Babajide, 42, a teacher and Toyin Odusanya, 48, a nanny are standing trial in court for negligence.

The prosecutor, ASP Raji Akeem, speaking in court said that they committed the offence on May 6 at Obanikoro, Lagos. Akeem revealed that the defendants worked in a private school located in Obanikoro area of Lagos.


The mother of the affected girl  had observed that her daughter was crying while she was bathing and washing her private parts .

“Out of curiosity, the mother checked the place and discovered injuries near her private parts.

“Her mother asked her about the person who touched the place, and she could only say “Aunty”, apparently referring to the two defendants,” Prosecutor Akeem said.

The prosecutor said that the two defendants were arrested, as the offence contravened Section 262 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The chief magistrate, B. O. Osunsanmi, granted bail to the defendants in the sum of N200,000 each, with two sureties in like sum after both women pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Osunsanmi adjourned the case until September 26 .