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Monday, 8 January 2018

Father, Uncle r*pe 16-Year-Old Daughter For Four Years

A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State charged a father, Segun Durojaiye, and his brother, Emmanuel Durojaiye, with inc*st after they allegedly defiled his 16-year-old daughter for four years.

Segun, 52, who resides at Baba-Benja Street, and Emmanuel, 44, of No. 10, Durojaiye St., all in Oreyo area of Ikorodu, Lagos State, are facing a charge of defilement.
According to the prosecutor, ASP Ibijoke Akinpelu, the accused committed the offences between 2014 and 2017 at their residences.
Akinpelu told the court that the father started sleeping with his daughter in 2014 after she confined in him about her uncle’s inappropriate show of affection.
He added that after the death of the victim’s stepmother in the same year, she was asked to go and stay a few weeks with her uncle and he began to molest her sexually.
“The victim broke her silence after she had had a series of abortions and was helplessly losing weight from the trauma.
“The case was reported at a police station and the accused were immediately arrested,” she said.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).
Section 137 prescribes life imprisonment for child r*pe.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
In her ruling, the magistrate, Mrs Oluwatoyin Oghre, granted the accused bail in the sum of N1m each with two sureties in like
She said one of the sureties should be a Level 15 officer who has a titled document or a traditional ruler.
Oghre said the sureties should show evidence of three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
She adjourned the case untilMarch 12 for mention.

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