…As Court remands man, 55 over Alleged incest***
A sexagenarian, Charles Chikwe, on Friday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates ‘ Court in Lagos charged with duping a woman of N150, 000 and valuables worth N627, 000 on the pretext of marrying her.
Chikwe, 60, who is unemployed and resides at No. 26, Mohammed St., Ijegun, Lagos, is facing charges of obtaining by false pretenses and stealing.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Chekube Okeh told the court that the defendant committed the offences sometimes in October 2017 at Igando, Lagos.
Okeh said that the defendant met the complainant, a 50- year-old widow, wooed her and promised to marry her.
“The defendant later obtained N150, 000 from the woman and promised to pay back; he also collected documents of her land then valued at N627, 000,” he said.
Okeh explained that the defendant failed to marry the complainant as promised, refused to pay back the money he collected from her neither did he return the land documents.
The offences, the prosecutor said, contravened Sections 287,
314 and 318 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
However, the defendant, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A.O Akinde, granted the defendant N100, 000 bail with two sureties in like sum.
Akinde adjourned the case until Oct. 30 for mention.
In the meantime, a Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Kano on Friday remanded a 55-year-old man, Musa Suleiman, alleged to have had unlawful carnal knowledge of his 16-year-old daughter.
Suleiman, who resides at Fagge Quarters Kano, is being tried for incest and rape.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Muhammad Jibril, ordered that Suleiman should he remanded at the correctional facility pending legal advice from the state Directorate of Public Prosecutions and thereafter adjourned the case until Nov. 4 for mention.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Pogu Lale told the court that one Aisha Hamisu of the same address reported the case at the Kano Hisbah Board on Oct. 7.
Lale told the court that the complainant, who is the mother of the girl, reported that the girl’s father had been forcefully having sexual intercourse with the 16-year-old for the past seven years.
According to the prosecutor, Hamisu also accused the defendant of indecent sexual assault of his other daughter, who is seven years, by inserting his finger into her private part.
Lale said that the defendant had told the children not to tell their mother.
He said that the offences contravened sections 390 and 283 of the Penal Code.
Suleiman, however, denied committing the offences.