A 64-year-old man identified as Bassey Archibong has been arraigned before the Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court 1, for having carnal knowledge of his four daughters aged between 12 and 20.
Archibong, who lives at No. 10 Kunle Dipo Street, Majidun, Owutu, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, has been having incestuous sexual relationships with the girls since 2016.
He was arraigned on three counts of continuous sexual relationship with his daughters, failure to get their consent and involvement in an amoral relationship with the victims, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 265 (2) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.
The prosecutor, John Iberedem, said Archibong used food as bait to get the girls to consent to his amorous desire, and whenever the children objected, he would refer to Lot in the Bible, who had sex with his daughters and was not punished by God. Iberedem said”
“The defendant beat the children and starved them whenever they confronted him on why he was sleeping with them.
“He would tell them that intercourse between fathers and daughters were normal and approved by God.
“He told the children that God did not punish Lot, who had sexual intercourse with his children, meaning that He approves of the act.”
However, Archibong pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs F. A. Azeez, remanded the accused person in a correctional facility pending advice by the Director of Public Prosecutions.
She adjourned the matter till October 30, 2019.
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