Court remands 37-year-old father for allegedly raping own daughter

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on Wednesday remanded a 37-year-old man, Sunday Stephen, in Kirikiri Correctional Service facility for allegedly raping his 16-year-old daughter.

The Chief Magistrate, P.E. Nwaka, who did not take the plea of Stephen, ordered that the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecution for advice.

Nwaka adjourned the case until February 13 for mention.
Stephen, who resides at 14, Adeniyi Street, Alakuko, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a count charge of rape.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Inspector Christopher John, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on December 24, 2019 at his residence.

John alleged that Stephen forcefully raped his daughter without her consent.
“The case was reported to the police and the defendant was arrested,” the prosecutor said.

John said the offence contravened Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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