A 40-year-old man identified as Abideen Akinbola has been remanded in Agodi correctional facility by an Iyaganku Family Court sitting in Ibadan, for allegedly defiling his 13-year-old daughter.
Magistrate S.H. Adebisi, who did not take the defendant’s plea due to lack of jurisdiction, ordered that he be remanded pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).
He adjourned the matter till July 11 for mention.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Akinbola, of Alaje Village, near Akanran in Ona-Ara Local Government of the state, was arraigned on a one-count charge of defilement.
The Prosecution Counsel, Inspector Gbemisola Adedeji, told the court that the defendant, between January and May, at Alaje village, near Akanran, had unlawful s3xual intercourse with his daughter without her consent.
Adedeji said that the offence contravened Section 34 of Oyo State Child Rights Law, 2006.