Monday, 20 April 2015

Father, 47, docked for allegedly raping own daughter in Ota

A 47-year-old man, Solomon Ojo, was on Monday arraigned in an Ota Senior Magistrates’ Court in Ogun over alleged rape of his daughter.

Ojo, who lives at No. 15, Abinuyo St., Ijoko, in Ota, is facing a one-count charge of rape.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN the Prosecutor, Sgt. Rosemary Brown, told the court that the accused committed the offence sometime in 2013 at about noon at his residence.

Brown said that the accused forcefully had carnal knowledge of his daughter (name withheld).



She said that the offence committed contravened Section 358 of the Criminal Code, Vol. 1, Revised Laws of Ogun State, 2006.

The Magistrate, Miss Temitope Adebutu, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Adebutu said that the sureties must have landed property within the court’s jurisdiction and swear to an affidavit of means.

She said that the sureties should also provide evidence of one year tax payment and submit photocopy of this to the court.

The case was adjourned to June 3 for hearing. (NAN)

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