A 37-year-old man, Stephen, has been remanded by Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kirikiri Correctional Service for allegedly raping his own 16-year-old daughter.
Magistrate P.E. Nwaka ordered that the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecution for advice and adjourned the case until February 13. The accused who resides at Alakuko, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a count of rape.
Inspector Christopher John Who is in charge of the case told the court that Stephen committed the offence on December 24, 2019, at his residence.
John alleged that the father forcefully raped his daughter without her consent.
“The case was reported to the police and the defendant was arrested,” the prosecutor said.
Inspector John said the offence contravened Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.