The accused was arraigned before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court on one count of rape.
The 27-year-old Abia State indigene was said to have committed the crime to have claimed he was drunk and didn’t know when he slept with the girl, according to the police.
The police had told the court on Friday that the victim, who was his neighbour’s daughter, sustained injuries in the course of the intercourse.
The charge reads, “That you, John Akachi, on July 12, 2014, at about 5.50pm, at Adesanya Street, Pipeline Idimu, Lagos in the Lagos Magisterial District, did have unlawful sexual intercourse with one (name withheld) aged six years old, which caused her harm and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.”
After the charge was read to him, he said, “I am guilty with reason.”
The defendant was not represented by any counsel.
The police prosecutor, DSP Etim Nkankuk, announced the presence of the victim’s parent and the Investigating Police Officer.
The case was adjourned till October 8, 2014.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. A.A. Demi-Ajayi, said, “The defendant, having pleaded guilty to the charge, is hereby ordered to be remanded in prison, pending the facts and sentence of the case.”