Man, 65, Remanded For Defiling Friend’s Daughter

An Egor Magistrates’ Court, Benin, Edo State has remanded a 65-year-old man, Friday Azala for defiling 12-year-old daughter of his friend.

Azala allegedly committed the offence at No. 6, Agho Street, off Textile Mill Road, Benin on April 9, 2017 and was consequently arrested.

According to the prosecutor, Ben Omoruyi, father of the victim is sick and bed-ridden. He said, “The sick father is always at home with the victim taking care of him.”

However, the accused, Azala visited the sick friend regularly and each time, he would lure the daughter with N20 to have carnal knowledge of her.

Investigation revealed that the accused had slept with the girl several times before he was finally caught in the act.

He had come as usual and lured the girl to one of the rooms in her father’s apartment, having noticed that the sick man had slept.

Unknown to him, a relative of the ill father had come around but could not meet the 12-year-old girl with her father.

Curiously, he began to check every room in the building where he caught Azala having sex with the preteen.

When his plea was taken, Azala, however, pleaded not guilty.

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