Court remands 49-year old man over alleged rape of teenage daughter

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By Yemisi Ajayi, Ibadan

A 49-year -old uneployed man, Mr Kayode Oni was on Thursday brought before an Ibadan Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping his 14-year-old daughter.

The accused was arraigned on a one-court charge of having carnal knowledge (rape) of his daughter with Charge No. Mi/264c/2019

However, no plea was taken during the arraignment.

The prosecutor, Mr Sunday Ogunremi, told the court that the accused in 2018 at No.4 Obamomo G.R A. Quarters Iyaganku, Ibadan had unlawful carnal knowledge of his 14-year-old, Eniola, without her consent.

Ogunremi said the offence was contrary to and punishable under Section 34  Subsection 1 and 2 of the Child Rights Law of Oyo State Nigeria 2006.

While interrogating the accused, the Chief Magistrate, Mr Taiwo Olaniran,  asked the accused  why he defiled his own biological daughter wondering whether it was  for ritual purpose.

In his response the accused, Oni, told the court that it was a mistake and the work of the devil.

Oni explained that he had separated with Eniola’s mother when the victim was just 8-years-old saying that he had been defiling her since then.

In his remarks, the magistrate berated those involved in the act of sexual abuse of under age children, saying they were allowing the devil to used them to destroy the society.

He thereafter ordered that the  accused be remanded in Agodi Prison pending  legal advice from Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) and adjourned the case till July 23,  2019.

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