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Man Arraigned Over S*xual Assault On His Wife's Daughters

A 50yrs old step father, David Ekong who allegedly had carnal knowledge of two of his step daughters was on Wednesday charged before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

The accused, a brick layer, who resides at 30 Abule Oki St., Iyana Ipaja, a suburb of Lagos, is being tried for defilement, r*pe and assault.

The prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu, told the court that the offences were committed on September 2 and 4 at the accused residence.

Inspector Ogu said that the accused, who married the mother of the two girls, r*ped the first girl, 16, and defiled the second girl, 12, on different days.

“The accused threatened to kill them if they tell their mother,” the prosecutor said.

Ogu added that when the first girl resisted his advance some weeks after he r*ped her, the accused and beat her to stupor.

“It is then that she told her mother what the accused had been doing with her and her younger sister.

“The mother reported the matter at the police station and the accused was arrested,” he said.

The offences contravened Sections 135, 171 and 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Chief Magistrate, Taiwo Akanni granted him bail of N250,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The case was adjourned till November 21, for mention.

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