A father, Abdullah Abiodun, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court in Lagos, for allegedly defiling his 12-year-old daughter.
A police Prosecution WitnessWitnessisexual Inspector, Glory Eyo, while narrating how the incident happened on Monday in court, that the victim was defiled by her father in the Badagry area of the state.
Eyo who was led in evidence by the state prosecuting counsel, Olushola Sholeye, told Justice Abiola Soladoye that it was the defendant’s son, Usman (a younger brother to the victim), who caught his father in the act and raised the alarm.
She said, “Abiodun was at home with his daughter (the victim), his younger brother, and a visitor who came to visit.”
“After the visitor left, Usman was chased out by his father, and the defendant told him to leave the house. When he left, Abiodun removed his daughter’s pants, held her neck, and tried to insert his penis in her private parts. It was in the process of doing it that the daughter screamed. Her brother heard the noise and entered the house where he saw his father on top of his sister.
“The defendant tried to chase Usman away and then the victim ran out and reported to their neighbour that her father was trying to have sexual intercourse with her.
“The neighbour then reported the case to the Baale, before it was reported to the Lagos State Police Badagry Division,” she said.
Consequently, Justice Abiola Soladoye adjourned the case till December 16, 2023, for continuation of trial.
According to the prosecutor, the offence committed contravenes Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the charge against him.
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