She once called him Daddy. She trusted him as much as her own biological father.

He reportedly attended her naming ceremony but he still had the guts to undress her and take advantage of her innocence.

Friday Azala is a 'friend of the house', who visits the bed-ridden father of the victim regularly. Little did the family know that Friday had a hidden agenda.

He lured the daughter of his bed-ridden friend with 20 Naira only to sleep with her.

It was gathered that Friday has been in the act of sleeping with the girl at No. 6, Agho Street, off Textile Mill Road, Benin until he was caught.

He was on Tuesday remanded in prison by an Egor Magistrates’ Court.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the crime.

Further investigation is ongoing while hearing on the matter will hold in a fortnight.