An Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered that one Jayeoba Oluwafemi, 51, be remanded at the Correctional Centre, Ado Ekiti, for allegedly raping his 14-year-old step daughter.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the police prosecutor, Insp. Caleb Leramo, said the offence was committed on October 4 at Ado-Ekiti.
He said the defendant unlawfully raped his step daughter when her mother went out, injuring her in the process.
According to him, the offence is punishable under Section 2(2) of the Ekiti State Gender-Based Violence Prohibited Law, 2019.
He added that he had duplicated the case file and sent a copy to the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
Counsel for the defendant, who pleaded not to be named, requested for a short adjournment pending the outcome of the case from the DPP’s office.
In his ruling, Chief Magistrate Abdulhamid Lawal said the wife of the accused allegedly cast aspersion on her husband’s character.
“She said her husband is not a responsible man and this led to his suspension from work,” Lawal said.
“It is in the interest of social justice to order the man to be remanded and I hereby so order,” the Magistrate declared, and adjourned the case to December 2 for mention.