A 47-year-old man, Emmanuel Kalu, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate Court for allegedly impregnating his 16-year-old daughter, Onyekachi Kalu. The defendant was said to have been molesting the victim for some months without the knowledge of the mother.
Police prosecutor, Identified simply as Simon told the court that the accused committed the offence at Iwaya Yaba area of Lagos state. He said the offence contravened and punishable under section 137 of the Criminal Law of the state.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the lone count charge of sexual assault leveled against him.
Presiding magistrate, B.O. Osunsanmi granted the defendant bail in the sum of N700, 000 with two sureties. She said the two sureties must be property owners and gainfully employed. She added that they must also have evidence of tax payment and verified addresses.
The case was adjourned till February 26, 2018.
By Raphael Adenaike