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