Friday, March 25, 2016 1:54 am
The Police in Benin on Thursday arriagned one Nwaobi Praise, before an Evbouriaria Magistrate’s Court for unlawful carnal knowledge of a 5-year-old girl.
He allegedly committed the offence on March 2, 2016, at Elemare Street, off Sapele Road in Benin.
The Prosecutor, Sergeant Olatoye Oluwaseun, told the Court that the accused unlawfully inserted his penis into the victim’s vaginal.
Oluwaseun said the offence contravened section 218 of the criminal code cap. 48 Vol. II laws of the defunct Bendel of Nigeria 1976 as applicable in Edo.
The accused however pleaded not guilty to a one-count charge boarding on unlawful carnal knowledge.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. C.E. Oghuma, granted the accused bail in the sum of N400,000 and a surety in like sum, who must be level 14 civil servant.
Oghuma adjourned the case till April 4 for hearing.
*The author, Jethro Ibileke, can be reached at [email protected]