A driver, Monday Udoh, was arraigned before the Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly impregnating his 14-year-old step daughter.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Nurudeen Thomas, disclosed in court that Udoh, 39, committed the offence in April at Eleko Beach in Ibeju Lekki, near Lagos.
Thomas stated that the accused had been having unlawfully having sexual intercourse with the minor and eventually impregnated her, NAN reported.
The prosecutor added that Udoh, who had fathered two children from the girl’s mother, started his sexual exploit with his underage step-daughter 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
READ ALSO: Armed men ambush bus in Rivers, kidnap all on board
“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 the 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 added that the offence violated Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Section 260 stipulates 14 years imprisonment for anyone found guilty.
However, Udoh, denied the allegations.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Kikelomo Ayeye, slammed a bail of one million naira on Udoh.
She also ordered that Udoh should produce 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 for hearing.