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Herder arraigned for allegedly defiling 14-year-old daughter

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A 60-year-old herder, Audu Usman, was on Monday arraigned before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defiling his 14-year-old daughter.

The police also charged a 43-year-old auxiliary nurse, Mrs Faith Akapa, with unlawful abortion.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Inspector Ayodele Adeosun, informed the court that the defendants committed the offence in 2019 at about 11:00 pm in the Ogboro area of Imeke, Badagry, Lagos.

Adeosun alleged that “the first defendant, Usman, defiled his 14-year-old daughter.

“The two defendants in 2022, at about 5:00 pm conspired to commit felony to wit, committing abortion”.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 137, 261, 411 and 236 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Patrick Adekomaiya, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N500,000 each with two sureties in like sum.

Adekomaiya said that one of the sureties must be an owner of a b

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