A 49-year-old man, Kayode Oni, was on Thursday brought before an Ibadan Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Iwo- Road for allegedly raping his 14-year-old daughter.
Oni was arraigned on a one-court charge of having carnal knowledge (rape) of his daughter with the charge No. Mi/264c/2019.
However, no plea was taken during the arraignment.
Police prosecutor, 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.
The Chief Magistrate, Taiwo Olaniran, who asked the accused why he defiled his own biological daughter wondering whether it was for ritual purpose.
Oni told the court that it was a mistake and the work of the devil.
He explained that he had separated with Eniola’s mother when the victim was 8 years old.
Magistrate Olaniran berated those involved in the act of sexually assaulting under-age children saying they were allowing the devil to use 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).
The Magistrate then adjourned the case till July 23, 2019.
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