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Father, friend in court over alleged sexual assault

The father is being tried for sexually assaulting his own daughter, while his friend was arraigned for alleged sexual assault on the same girl.

The pastor has been held by the police as investigation goes on into the matter.

The father, a baker, resides at 24, Ferry Close, and his friend, a carpenter, resides at Arabamo St.,  both in Oworoshoki, a suburb of Lagos.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu, told the court that the offences were committed in 2012 and on April 30, 2017 at Oworonshoki.

Both have sexually assaulted the girl on different occasions, with her father and his friend taking turns.

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Ogu said that the girl’s mother had travelled to their village when the father woke her up at the middle of the night and put his manhood between her thighs.

“When the girl’s mother came, she told her and also narrated how her father’s friend defiled her five years ago.

“Hence, the case was reported at the police station by the mother and both  accused were apprehended,’’ he said.

The offence contravened Sections 137 and 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015

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

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The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Taiwo Akanni, granted the accused bail in the sum of N250,000 each, with two sureties in like sum.

Akanni adjourned the case until June 28, for mention.

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