Saturday, 4 July 2015

Court remands 63-year-old man for infecting step- daughter with HIV

A state High Court sitting in Isabo Abeokuta,
Ogun State, on Friday ordered a 63-year-old
man, Alabi Ibrahim, to be remanded in prison for
allegedly infecting his 13-year-old step-daughter
with Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome.
The court was presided over by Justice A.
Akinremi.
The accused person who had earlier been
arraigned for allegedly defiling the said minor,
was re-arraigned for infecting the victim with the
virus.
The shocking discovery was contained in a
medical examination report tendered before the
court.
The Director of Public Prosecution, Mrs. O.
Osunfisan who stood for the plaintiff in the case
instituted by Child Protection Network, a Non-
Governmental Organisation, told the court that
the accused, by the medical report, infected the
victim with the virus.
During cross examination in the case tagged
AB/37C/14, the accused admitted being HIV
positive, but vehemently denied having carnal
knowledge of the step-daughter, let alone
infecting her with the deadly virus.
He told the court that the victim had earlier been
sexually abused by a relative of his wife, adding
that he resolved to send the girl packing when
he observed that she was wayward and loose.
The DPP, while presenting the medical reports
conducted on November 2012 as exhibits 2 and
3, emphasised that the accused infected the
victim after defiling her.
She added that the accused also got a separate
a room for the girl in the home to pave way for
regular sex with her.
The plaintiff also maintained that the accused
had always had sex with her under the guise of
helping her with her home work.
A witness in the case, Sakirat Mosaku, told the
court that Alabi’s wife had raised the alarm
about the relationship between her daughter and
husband.
Meanwhile, Justice Akinremi in his ruling,
adjourned further hearing till July 7, 2015.

Source: Punch

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