Thursday, 28 August 2014

Man defiles 11-yr-old step-daughter

A 36-year-old man, Daniel Edet, was yesterday arraigned before a Lagos chief magistrate’s court sitting at Ebute-Metta for allegedly defiling his 11-year-old stepdaughter (names withheld).

The defendant, who is facing a one-count charge preferred against him by the police, was docked before Magistrate E. B. Daodu.

The police prosecutor, Deputy Superintendent. Etim Nkankum, told the court that the defendant committed the offence at his residence, 8, Adisa Idowu Street, Ijegun area of Lagos.

He said the incident happened on August 9, 2014 at about 4.30 pm.

According to the prosecutor, the offence is punishable under Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge .

Magistrate Daodu admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 with one responsible surety in like sum.

She ordered that the surety must deposit N50,000 into the designated account of the chief registrar of the court, adding that the surety must show to court evidence of three years tax payable to Lagos State government.

The matter was adjourned till October 22.


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