A 65 year old man, who raped friend’s 12-year-old daughter, remanded
On Tuesday, Friday Azala, A 65-year-old man, was remanded
in prison custody by an Egor Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly
having defiled his friend’s 12-year-old daughter.
Azala was accused of defiling the girl at No. 6, Agho Street, off
Textile Mill road, Benin, on April 9, 2017.
The prosecutor, Ben Omoruyi said, the accused is a friend to the
victim’s father, who is bed-ridden, and always comes to the house
on the pretence of seeing his frie
Omoruyi told the court that the accused had defiled the girl “several
times before he was caught in the act.”
He also said the accused always lured the girl with N20, to have his
When his plea was taken, Azala, however, pleaded not guilty.
The accused said he only embraced the girl and had never had sex
“I did no such thing as having canal knowledge of her, I embrace her
Only on five occasions, and I also released on those encounter.
“I’m only being lied against by her mother because we had a
misunderstanding. We are neighbours.”
The Chief Magistrate, Igho Braimah, who ordered Azala to be remanded
in prison, adjourned the case till April 19, for hearing.