A 65 – year – old man , Friday Azala , was on Tuesday remanded in prison custody by an Egor Magistrates ’ Court for allegedly having canal knowledge of his friend ’ s 12 – year – old daughter.
Azala was accused of defiling the girl at No . 6 , Agho Street , off Textile Mill Road, Benin on April 9 , 2017 .
According to the prosecutor , Ben Omoruyi , the accused is a friend to the victim ’ s father , who is bed – ridden and always comes to the house to visit his friend .
Omoruyi told the court that the accused had defiled the girl “ several times before he was caught in the act . ”
He also said the accused always lured the girl with N20 , to have his way .
When his plea was taken , Azala , however , pleaded not guilty .