Friday, February 25, 2011

79-Year Old Landlord sexually molests 9 year old Tenant's Daughter

An Ebute Meta Magistrates Court, Lagos on Wednesday granted a N200,000 bail to a septuagenarian landlord, Adesomoju Odoro who was docked for alleged defilement of a nine-year-old girl.

Odoro, 79, is standing trial before Mrs Folashade Kayode on the charge of defiling a primary two pupil (names withheld).

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Paul Inedu told the court that the landlord unlawfully had carnal knowledge of the minor, whose parents' were tenants in his house at No 3, Aiyetoro St., Ebute Meta, Lagos.

Inedu said that the offence was allegedly committed on Feb. 12.

According to the prosecutor, the minor came to meet the septuagenarian in the communal kitchen where he was preparing lunch and told him she wanted to defecate.

"After taking the girl to the toilet, the accused took her into his bedroom and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her," he said.

The prosecutor said that the accused had been previously arrested over similar allegations of having carnal knowledge of three other minors but was let go by the police.

Inedu said that the offence contravened Section 218 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State.

Kayode admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties who are to deposit N50,000 into the court account.

The case was adjourned till March 30 for further hearing.


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