After being caught red-handed defiling a three-year-old child, a 24-year-old unemployed man, Blessing Agboola, on Wednesday admitted the sordid act.
Blessing, who resides at Odutola Street, Alimosho, a suburb of Lagos, was charged before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court for defilement.
He committed the offence on October 28 at his residence.
Mr. Donny, a police sergeant, told the court that the accused raped a three-year-old daughter of his neighbour in his room.
“It was the cry of the baby that alerted her mother and caught the accused in the act,” he said.
The Chief Magistrate, Tajudeen Elias, remanded Mr. Agboola in Kirikiri prison after he pleaded guilty for raping the minor.
Mr. Elias adjourned the case till December 5 for sentencing.