Man in court for allegedly impregnating his step-daughter
A 39- year – old driver, Monday Udoh, was brought before the Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Friday for allegedly impregnating his 14-year-old step daughter.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Nurudeen Thomas told the court that the accused person committed the offence in April at Eleko Beach in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos state.
According to Insp. Thomas, the accused had been having unlawful carnal knowledge of the step-daughter for long and eventually impregnated her.
Speaking further Thomas who that Udoh, has fathered two children from the girl’s mother, he started having unlawful carnal knowledge with the minor since 2014 when the girl’s mother travelled to the village.
“My lord, Udoh started his sexual harassment when the little girl was 12 years old, when her mother left her in his custody and travelled to the village
“He eventually took her virginity in April and impregnated her. The girl is now more than 20 weeks pregnant.
“He threatened to strike the girl with spirit of madness if she mentioned it to anyone.
“But on realising that she was pregnant, she ran away from home and told one of her mother’s friends, who took up the case and reported to the appropriate authorities.”
Thomas said that the offence contravened Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Section 260 stipulates 14 years imprisonment for anyone found guilty.
However, the denied the offence.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Kikelomo Ayeye, granted the accused a bail of one million naira with two sureties in like sum and that the sureties must be civil servants not below grade level 15.
She adjourned the case until Sept.13, 2017.