A state High Court sitting in Isabo Abeokuta, Ogun State, has 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 was earlier arraigned for allegedly defiling the said minor, before being re-arraigned for infecting the victim with the virus.
The 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 a Non-Governmental Organisation, Child Protection Network, 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. He, however, 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, emphasized that the accused infected the victim after defiling her. She explained that the accused also got a separate room for the girl in the home to pave way for regular sex with her.
According to the plaintiff, 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.
Justice Akinremi in his ruling, adjourned further hearing till July 7, 2015.


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