A 50-year-old man, Gafar Anifowose, who was accused of allegedly defiling his 16-year-old daughter, has been ordered by a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, to be remanded in prison.
Chief Magistrate Mrs K.B. Ayeye, gave the order after the defendant pleaded not guilty to raping his daughter, NAN reports.
Anifowose, who resides in Ikorodu area of Lagos, was charged by the Police with rape.
Magistrate Awe adjourned the case until June 3, for trial.
Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, ASP Thomas Nurudeen, told the court that the defendant, on March 3, at about 9 a.m. at No. 5, Faniran str., Ikorodu, Lagos, raped his 16-year-old daughter.
He said that Anifowose raped his daughter twice and warned her not to tell anyone about what he did.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.