By Nike Adekunle –
Sometimes, the issue of rape or defilement of innocent girls is not peculiar to bad boys alone, this criminal attitude actually runs in some families. Such is the case of a 52-year-old businessman, Moruf Adeyemi, and his 22 year-old son, Remi Adeyemi, who allegedly defiled a 12-year-old step daughter and step sister respectively, eyeonthenews.com reports.
Both father and son, according to our reporter, were on Wednesday, 9 August, 2017 arraigned at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, Nigeria, to face charges of defilement of a minor.
The accused were arraigned before the Magistrate, Mr T. Akanni on a two-count charge of conspiracy and defilement.
The duo, who reside at Dopemu area of Lagos, however, pleaded not guilty and were admitted to a bail of N300,000 each with two sureties each in like sum.
Akanni said that the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidences of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government. According to the prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu, the accused committed the offences on August 1 at their residences.
He said that the accused conspired to defile a 12-year-old girl.
“Moruf had canal knowledge of his step daughter and Remi had sex with his step sister, ” he said.
Ogu said that the victim’s mother married the first accused after the demise of her husband and moved to his house with her only child.
“The girl’s mother married Moruf who was a widower two months ago, that was after two years she lost her husband,” he said.
The prosecutor said that on that fateful day, the victim’s mother came back from work and saw bloodstain on her daughter clothes.
“The girl’s mother returned from work and noticed blood on her daughter’s dress. She thought her daughter had started seeing her period, so, she called her and started lecturing her on how to go about it.
“She however noticed that her daughter was confused and in the process of asking her some questions, the girl told her what the accused persons did to her.
“She said that her step-father dragged her into his room and started sucking her breasts, and, he later inserted his manhood inside her vagina and that she was crying and he gave her N20 to buy biscuit.
“The girl said she left and later Remi came into her room and do what his father did. The poor girl told me that both father and son threatened to kill her if she tells anybody what they did to her.
“The victim’s mother then reported the case at the Police Station and the accused were arrested,” he said.
The offences contravened sections 137 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).
The accused may be jailed for life if found guilty of defilement according to the provisions of Section 137.
The case was adjourned to August 30 for mention.