A man who has been raping his own daughter repeatedly for over a year has been remanded in prison custody by a Lagos court.
A 51-year-old electrician, Folorunsho Oluwaseun, has been remanded in prison custody for allegedly raping his 17-year-old daughter repeatedly, Punch reports.
Oluwaseun was arraigned at the Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos State for turning his own daughter into his sex machine after he separated from the teenager's mother.
According to the police prosecutor, Clifford Ogu, Oluwaseun, a resident of 40, Popoola Street, Offin in the Ikorodu area of the state, had been sleeping with his daughter since August 2016, before he was arrested.
Ogu said the accused who separated from his wife since 2013, was awarded the custody of his three children including the girl.
“The accused started abusing his 17-year-old daughter sexually since August last year. The girl wrote in her statement to the police that any time she refuses her father’s sexual advances, he would not give her and her siblings food.
The girl narrated her ordeal to her mother when she visited them. The woman reported the case to the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team at Ikeja and the case was brought to the Police station,” Ogu said.
He added that the offence contravened Section 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 as revised.
When the charge of rape was read to Oluwaseun, he pleaded not guilty and the Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Taiwo Akanni, granted him bail in the sum of N300,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Mrs. Akanni, however, ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody pending when he would meet his bail conditions.
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