An Ekiti State Magistrate Court sitting in Ado Ekiti, has ordered one Bejide Emmanuel, 40, to be remanded in the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Ado Ekiti.
Magistrate Mojisola Salau in her pronouncement said, granting the remand order as requested by the Police prosecutor, Sodiq Adeniyi, will allow him forward the duplicate case file to office of Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
Bejide was reasonably suspected to have severally raped his 17-year-old biological daughter, who is a Senior Secondary School Three (SSS3) student between September, 2020 and July, 2021 at Ikere Ekiti.
The victim who narrated her ordeal to the Police said, her father lured her to a hotel in Akure, Ondo State, sometimes in September, 2020 and started having sexual intercourse with her, with the promise that he would take her to Malaysia.
According to the charge, the offence runs contrary to section 31 of the Child Right Laws of Ekiti State.
The Investigative Police Officer (I.P.O.) said, the defendant was arrested on 21st of August, 2021 when the case was reported at the Police station.
The case has been adjourned to September 16 for mention.