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Man, 50, allegedly rapes stepdaughters

A 50 -year-old step father, David Ekong, who allegedly had carnal knowledge of two of his stepdaughters was on Wednesday charged before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates ’ Court.

The accused, a bricklayer , who resides at 30 Abule Oki St. , Iyana Ipaja, a suburb of Lagos , is being tried for defilement, rape and assault .

The Prosecutor , Insp . Clifford Ogu told the court that the offences were committed on Sept . 2 and 4 at the accused’ s residence .
Ogu said that the accused, who married the mother of the two girls , raped the first girl , 16 , and defiled the second girl , 12 , on different days.

“ The accused threatened to kill them if they told their mother , ” the prosecutor said .
Ogu said that when the first girl resisted his advances some weeks after he raped her , the accused beat her to stupor.

“ It is then that the girl told her mother what the accused had been doing with her and her younger sister .
“ The mother reported the matter at the police station and the accused was arrested , ” he said ..

The offences contravened Sections 135, 171 and 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State , 2015..
The accused, however , pleaded not guilty to the charges .

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Taiwo Akanni, committed the accused to a bail of N 250, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
Akanni adjourned the case till Nov. 21 , for mention .

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