Court Remands 65-year-old Suspected Child Defiler

A sixty-five-year-old grandfather identified as Friday Azala, was yesterday remanded by an Egor Magistrates’ Court for allegedly having canal knowledge of a 12-year-old daughter of his bedridden friend.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Igho Braimah ordered that Azala be remanded without an option of bail, when the case came up for hearing in the court.

The prosecutor said the incident happened at No. 6, Agho Street, off Textile Mill Road on April 9, 2017.

The offence is punishable under section 218 of the Criminal Code Cap 48, Vol II laws of the defunct Bendel State now applicable in Edo.

It was learnt that the accused always gave the girl N20 to keep quiet until he was caught in the act on the fateful day. .

Azala denied the allegation saying: “I did no such thing as having canal knowledge of her, I have embraced her only on five occasions, and I also “released” on those occasions.

“ I am only being lied on by her (girl’s) mother because we had a misunderstanding. We are neighbours.”

The magistrate adjourned the case to today.

Source: Guardian

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