A 44-year-old man, Augustine Edafiake who impregnated a 12-year-old in Warri, has been told to marry the teenage girl or he faces the wrath of the law.

The family of the girl(name withheld) have directed Edafiake who is married and has five children, including two girls to marry her after it came out into the open that he was having unlawful sex with the underage girl, and was responsible for her three-month old pregnancy.

The victim’s family were said to have dragged Edafiake to B Division where he was put behind bar, and made to sign an undertaking, promising to marry the girl.

OrijoReporter also gathered that the members of the girl’s family are insisting on two options: either the accused marry their daughter and pay the full bride price according to Urhobo tradition or he faces the full weight of the law.

It was reliably gathered that the accused was granted bail after coughing out N100, 000 at the police station.

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