29 Feb 2016

Edo Man Caught Romancing 11-Old's Br**st with Hands

An Oredo Magistrate Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State, has jailed one Chinedu Owribor for indecently assaulting an 11-year old girl.

According to The Nation: Chinedu, aged 35, was sentenced to two years imprisonment or an option of N100,000 fine after pleading guilty to using his hands to romance the breast of the victim. He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge of having unlawful carnal knowledge with the victim.

Chinedu was arraigned alongside a grandfather, 67 –year- old George Onaighinor, who was arraigned for allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge with same victim from January to December 2014.

The convict told the court that he touched the victim breast only twice.

The grandpa pleaded not guilty to the two- count charge of unlawful carnal knowledge and romancing the teenager’s breast. Both charges are punishable under section 218 and 360 of the Criminal Code Cap 48 Vol II laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria 1976 as applicable to Edo State.

Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. Mefo Addebanjo, jailed Chinedu for pleading guilty to count four and granted bail to Onaighinor the sum of N300,000 and a surety in like sum . The surety must be gainfully employed.

The case was adjourned to March 21 for hearing.

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