Court remands Lagos lecturer for alleged incest

A lecturer at the Lagos State University of Technology (LASPOTECH) has been held in Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly defiling his 10-year-old daughter.

The lecturer (names withheld), who is suspected of having carnal knowledge of the child since 2018, was arraigned last Friday before Magistrate Bola Osunsanmi on a two-count allegation of defilement and sexual assault by penetration.

According to the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA), the lecturer was detained after a report from a Mandated Reporter that he was having illicit sexual intercourse with his biological daughter.

The survivor’s mother also said that her husband stopped being intimate with her in 2018 and that any attempts to discuss it ended in his physically abusing her. It was also discovered that the most recent abuse occurred on December 30th, 2022.

Magistrate Osunsanmi did not hear his plea and instead ordered his remand in the Kirikiri Correctional Centre pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
The case was adjourned until March 6, 2023.

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