A man identified as Bassey Archibong has been arraigned for having carnal knowledge of his four daughters whose age is between 12 and 20.
According to the report, the 64-year-old man, of No. 10 Kunle Dipo Street, Majidun, Owutu, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, had been having sexual relations with his daughters since 2016.
Archibong 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 before the Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court 1, Lagos.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges. The prosecutor, John Iberedem, told the court the 64-year-old man uses food to lure his daughters to consent to his sexual desire.
Iberedem further stated that when the chilldren refuse to consent to his desire, he points to the Bible, where Lot had sex with his daughters and was not punished by God.
The prosecutor noted that the offences were punishable under Section 265 (2) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2019.
The charges read in part, “That you, Bassey Archibong, between the years 2016 and 2019 at No. 10 Kunle Dipo Street, Majidun, Owutu, Ikorodu, Lagos State, in the Ikorodu Magisterial District, did engage your four daughters between the ages of 12 and 20 in sexual activities by having carnal knowledge of them continuously without their consent, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 265 (2) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.”
“That you, Bassey Archibong, on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district, did have unlawful carnal knowledge of your 20-year-old daughter without her consent even when you knew that it was morally wrong, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 260 (1) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.”
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.