A 42-year-old man, Sulaimon AjigbotAllah has been ordered by an Iyakangu Chief Magistrate’s court to be remanded in prison for raping his nine-year-old daughter, pending legal advice.
Chief Magistrate O.O Adisa, who did not take the defence of AjigbotAllah, decreed that he should be remanded in Agodi prison.
Adisa directed the police to send a copy of the case file to the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution for legal advice.
He suspended the case until Sept.27, for mention.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Sgt. Folake Ewe, narrated that the court that Ajigbot Allah allegedly raped his nine-year-old daughter on Aug. 11, at about 9 p.m. in Ibadan.
She said that the matter was reported to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Iyagañku, by the suspect’s neighbour.
The offence, he stated, violated the provisions of Section 218 of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol II, Laws of Oyo State 2000.
The section 218 specifies life imprisonment with or without cane for defilement if defendant is found guilty, NAN reports.