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Court Gravel Source: The Nation

A 64-year-old man Bassey Archibong has engaged in sexual activities with his four daughters between 12 and 20 years on the claims that same happened in the Bible without God punishing the offender.

Archibong, who resides in Majidun, Owutu, in Ikorodu area of Lagos, has been arraigned before the Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court.

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The father, who was said to have been having sex with the girls since 2016, 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.

But the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Prosecutor John Iberedem alleged that the defendant used food as bait to get the girls to
consent and whenever the children objected, he would refer to Lot in the Bible, who had sex with his daughters and was not punished by God.

The prosecutor said the alleged offenses were punishable under Section 265 (2) of the
Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2019

“He told the children that God did not punish Lot, who had sexual intercourse with his children, meaning that He approves of the act,” Iberedem said.

Chief Magistrate F. A. Azeez remanded the accused person in a correctional facility
pending advice by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The case was adjourned till October 30.