Man rapes year-old daughter in Lagos

The Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court has remanded a 36-year-old father, Olaitan Adewoye,​ ​in Kirikiri Prisons for allegedly defiling his one-​year​-​old daughter,

The businessman, who resides at No. 10, Arogundade St., Harmony Estate, Oke-Iran Nla, Ajah in Lagos, is being tried for child defilement.

The Police Prosecutor​,​ Christopher John told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 17 at his residence.

John alleged that the accused defiled his own daughter of about one​ ​year old​,​ when the mother left the child with him in the room.

“The mother, while bathing the girl, noticed that she usually cry anytime she washes her private parts.

“She decided to take her to hospital for a medical check-up and it was at the hospital that the child was confirmed to have been defiled.

“The child’s mother said it was only the father she left the girl with when she went to buy something.

“The case was reported at the police station and the father of the baby was arrested for questioning​.​’’

The offence ​​contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr P. E. Nwaka, directed that the case file should be sent to the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

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