A Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos State on Thursday ordered the remand of a man identified as Nyime Nbride in the kirikiri Correctional facility for allegedly raping 12-year-old daughter.
The 30-year-old man who resides in Ajegunle Street, Ilupeju, Lagos, was charged to the court on three-count of defilement, sexual assault, and indecent treatment of a child, preferred against him by the police
The Chief Magistrate who did not take the plea of the accused for want of jurisdiction, ordered the police to return the case file to the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution for legal advice and adjourned the case till November 13, 2022.
The prosecuting police officer, Kehinde Ajayi, had told the court that the defendant committed the offence on February 22, 2022.
She said that the offences which is punishable under Sections 135, 137 and 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, happened at his residence at Ajegunle Street, Ilupeju, and was reported to the police by the girl’s mother.
Ajayi said on interrogation, the victim confirmed that she had been molested by her father more than once in his room.