An Ikeja Magistrate’s Court sitting at Ogba, Lagos State, has remanded a 36-year-old man, Roland Okajere, at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly raping his 18-year-old daughter inside his shop in the Ikotun area of the state.
The Magistrate, Mr L. A Owolabi gave the order after the defendant who is facing a charge bordering on rape preferred against him by the police was arraigned on Monday.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Esther Igbineweka, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on January 4, 2023.
According to the prosecutor, the offence committed is punishable under Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The charge read, “That you, Roland Okajere, on January 4, 2023, at your shop at Ikotun Bus Stop, Lagos State, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did rape your daughter, 18, by having sexual intercourse with her without her consent and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.”
The magistrate did not take the defendant’s plea.
Owolabi said the defendant would be remanded for 30 days pending the receipt of advice from the Director of Public Prosecution.
The case was adjourned till April 12, 2023, for mention.