55-year-old Man Remanded for Defiling Girl, 9

An Evboriaria Magistrate Court sitting in Benin, Edo State, has ordered the remand of a 55-year-old man, Godwin Udu, who allegedly had carnal knowledge of a 9-year-old daughter of his landlord.
The court said he should be remanded in prison custody until the next hearing of the case.
The accused who allegedly committed the crime in the month of July, this year, at Omofomwan Street, off Okhoro Road, in Benin, however ‎pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge. ‎
The Prosecutor, ‎Inspector Chucks Nnamdi, told the Court that the accused person, a bricklayer, unlawfully defiled the 9-year-old girl while her father who is the landlord and his wife were away from home for several days for farming.
He said the offence contravened Section 218 of the Criminal Code.
The accused person who told the court that he was a bachelor and had never been married before, added that he had a girl friend (lover) before, but had relocated.‎
The Magistrate, William Aziegbemhim, ordered that the accused person be remanded in prison custody until the adjournment date scheduled for September 5, 2016, for the hearing of the case.

Author: News Editor

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