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55-year-old man remanded in prison for defiling daughter 

by Family Center

A 55-year-old man, Bashiru Adeyanju has been brought before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrate’s Court for raping his 17-year-old daughter

Adeyanju, who is a timber worker and resides at Irona Quarters in Ado-Ekiti, was arrested on 11th September and confessed to have raped his own daughter nine times for money ritual.

The accused further explained that he committed the crime with two others who were native doctors, and wondered why the police failed to arraign the remaining people in court.

The accused said based on the instructions of the native doctors, he wiped the private part of his daughter with a white handkerchief in order for him to become wealthy.

The Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, initially handled the case before it was handed over to Okesa Police Station and finally referred to the State Police Headquarters.

Police prosecutor, Sergeant Monica Ikebuilo, told the court that Adeyanju violated Section 31(2) of the Ekiti State Child Rights Law which was committed within the Ado-Ekiti Magisterial District.

Ikebuilo applied for an adjournment for issuance of legal advice from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The plea of the accused was not taken as his counsel to the accused person, Mr. Simon Ojo, also pleaded for a date of adjournment from the court pending the issuance of legal advice.

The accused has initially said that the victim’s mother was his third wife while the victim was his sixth child.

He further explained that his five other children were living with their mothers in Ikare-Akoko, Ondo State.

He revealed that he drove the victim’s brother from home to have unrestrained access to the victim.

“I slept with my daughter in order to become wealthy and I used to wipe her private part with a white handkerchief each time I did it.

“I slept with her nine times and the herbalists who did the charm for me has bolted away. I drove my male child away from home in order to have my way.

“I don’t mind going to jail for what I have done because I wanted to become rich and I was told by the herbalists that I could only become rich if I slept with my daughter.”

“We are three in this case but I am surprised that I am the only one police is charging to court.”

But the magistrate replied: “Don’t worry, others will soon be brought to court.”

The presiding Magistrate, Mrs Dolapo Akosile, remanded Adeyanju, in prison custody pending the issuance of legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution(DPP).

She adjourned the case to 12th October for hearing

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