Man Says He Raped Daughter to Ascertain Virginity, Protect Her

A 37-year-old man, Wasiu Orilonise has told a chief Chief Magistrate Court at Ibadan Magisterial District, Sitting in Iwo-Road, that he raped his 15-year-old daughter in order to ascertain her virginity.

Orilonise, a night guard disclosed this on Thursday while responding to questions from the Chief Magistrate, Taiwo Olaniran said he has been taking care of his daughter, Adenike and her siblings since their mother, his wife passed away years ago, adding that he committed the act in order to protect her. 

The accused was docked before Magistrate Olaniran, on one-count charge of having carnal knowledge of his daughter. He said he was trying to ascertain if his daughter has lost her virginity and that upon discovering that she has not, started having sex regularly with her both morning and night. 

Wasiu had been charged by the Police Prosecutor, Mr Sunday Ogunremi, to have in December 2018, at Omo Village, Agbofieti, Ibadan, in the Ibadan magisterial district, raped one Orilonise Adenike without her consent.

Ogunremi‎ said the offence was contrary to and punishable under Section 34, (1) and (2) of the Child Rights Law of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2006.

His plea was‎, however, not taken because the court was still awaiting legal advice, Magistrate Olaniran condemned the act of defiling minors especially by their fathers, adding that this is bad for the society.

He, thereafter, ordered that Wasiu be remanded in Agodi Prisons pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) and adjourned the case till July 30, 2019.

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