Father allegedly defiles 10-year-old daughter

Oluwatobi Akindele

A 48-year-old man, Tajudeen Adefioye, has been arrested by the police for allegedly defiling his daughter.

PUNCH Metro gathered that drunken Adefioye on May 18, 2018, returned home around 11.30pm and allegedly raped the 10-year-old.

It was gathered that when he attempted to have sex with her again on May 27, 2018, she ran out of the house.

The girl was said to have informed neighbours, who called the police.

One of the neighbours, Bolanle Ndukwe, said, “On the night of the incident, someone told me that a girl was outside my house and when I asked her what she was doing outside at that time, she told me that her father wanted to have sex with her. She said it was not the first time.

“I called two other neighbours to go with me to meet her father and when we met him, he denied what the girl said and we took him to one of the community leaders, who called the police.”

But the widower and father of three said the allegation was false.

He said his children had been in his custody since their mother died in 2017.

Adefioye was, however, arraigned on Monday before an Ogba Magistrates’ Court on one count bordering on defilement.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Christopher John, told the court that the offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The charge read in part,  “That you, Tajudeen Adefioye, on May 27, 2018, around 9pm on Imore Road, Ibasa, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully defile a minor aged 10.”

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge and elected summary trial.

The magistrate, Mr P.E. Nwaka, adjourned the case till July 4, 2018.

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Peter ohiondu 15/06/2018 17:17:40
A EgorMagistrate’s Court, uselu on Tuesday 12th June 2018. ordered the re-arrest of ASA ALEX, one of the principal accused in the murder of four persons.

ASA ALEX was allegedly to set fire on a building and killed four persons in 12th April 2012. in EGOR area of EDO STATE by his arson act.

ASA ALEX and his his mother's colleague, Maduakor Chukwunonso alongside Okwumo Nwabufo, Olisaeloka Ezike, Nonso Ezike, Olisaeloka’s younger brother, and Chinonso Ezeaka and Gideon Okechukwu had been charged in connection with the murder and arson.

Mrs Adeniyi Onigbanjo, of an EGOR MAGISTRATE COURT, had on june 12, 2018. Delivered judgement and ordered for the re-arrest of ASA ALEX.

But at the hearing of the case DPP’s advice on Tuesday before Magistrate Aka-Bazuaye, the officer in charge of the Legal Department of the State Criminal Investigation Department of the Edo State Police Command, Chukwu Agwu, said the police were served with two different copies of the DPP’s advice.

Agwu said the police were initially furnished with a DPP advice dated November 1 with reference No. EJP/HOM/2012/143/24 before they got another one dated November 16 with reference No. EJP/HOM/2012/143/ 30.

According to Agwu, the DPP gave the second advice after they made a “representation that the first advice did not articulate all the facts,” adding that the second advice which he claimed to be “superior, correct and authentic” was given in the wisdom of the DPP.

He said, “Following the latest advice, we have another charge for the first defendant (ASA ALEX) and I don’t know why he (ALEX) and the fourth defendant Chums in ones are not in court since the commencement of the trial.and order for their arrest.
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