My husband sleeps with his 10-year-old stepdaughter, wife tells court

The young daughter says her stepfather has been sleeping with her countless times.
A housewife, Adiat Fadimu, on Thursday shocked the court when she gave graphic details of how her husband allegedly engaged his stepdaughter in regular sex.

The husband is facing a one count charge at Magistrate Court 4, Abeokuta, for having carnal knowledge of the 10-year-old stepdaughter.

At the commencement of the trial, the judge called out the victim’s mother for cross examination and she narrated the ordeal of her daughter.

She told the court that the girl, a product of her former marriage, was living with her in the new husband’s home located along Ayetoro road, Abeokuta.

The wife said nemesis caught up with the husband when she noticed some strange behaviour with the girl, and upon further investigation the innocent girl disclosed the sexual experience with the stepfather.

“My Lord it was after this shocking revelation that I confronted my husband, asking him, why having sex with me, also engaged my daughter in sex,” the woman said.

“After confronting him with the allegation, my husband told me to forgive him, and that it was the work of the devil,” the 40-year-old mother told the court.

The woman said she became dumbfounded when her daughter told her that she has lost count on how many times the man had engaged her in sex.

The charge sheet reads the “offence contrary to and punishable under section 218 of the criminal code, Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2006”.

The lawyer for the accused had filed a bail application after the first arraignment on November 19, an application which was granted by the court.

The judge, O. Olayinka, adjourned further hearing till February 17 and granted the suspect bail in the sum of N50 thousand with two sureties in like sum.

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