A Kado Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Wednesday admitted a 60-year-old palm wine seller, Moses Udumoh, to bail in the sum of N50, 000 for allegedly defiling a minor.
The Presiding Officer, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, ordered the defendant to produce a surety in like sum.
Sadiq said that the surety must be at least a grade level nine officer in the federal civil service.
He adjourned the case till May 23 for hearing.
The defendant, who resides at Dape Village, Abuja, was arraigned on a one-count charge.
The Prosecutor, Judith Obatomi, said that Blessing Nwafor of same address with the defendant reported the matter to the Life Camp Police Station, Abuja, on March 29.
Obatomi said the complainant told the police that her husband on March 24 sneaked into her daughter’s room while she was sleeping and raped her.
She said the complainant also told the police that the10-year-old girl who is his step-daughter calls him daddy.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 275 of the Penal Code.
The defendant pleaded not guilty.
His Counsel, Charity Nwosu, applied for his bail and assured the court that the defendants would not jump bail.