An Ado-Ekiti Magistrate’s Court has remanded a 55-year-old man, Bashiru Adeyanju, in prison custody for raping his 17-year-old daughter (names withheld).
Adeyanju who was arrested on 11th September confessed to raping the girl nine times for money ritual.
He claimed that he committed the crime with two others who were native doctors. Adeyanju wondered why the police failed to arraign his accomplices in court.
Based on the instructions of the witchdoctors, he confessed that he wiped the private parts of her daughter with a white handkerchief for him to become wealthy.
Police prosecutor, Sgt. Monica Ikebuilo told the court that Adeyanju violated Section 31(2) of the Ekiti State Child Rights Law which was committed within the Ado-Ekiti Magisterial District.
Ikebuilo applied for an adjournment for the issuance of legal advice from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
The plea of the accused was not taken as his counsel to the accused person, Mr. Simon Ojo, also pleaded for a date of adjournment from the court pending the issuance of legal advice.
Before the case was adjourned, Adeyanju told the magistrate: “We are three in this case but I am surprised that I am the only one police is charging to court.”
But the magistrate replied: “Don’t worry, others will soon be brought to court.”
At the court sitting on Tuesday, the presiding Magistrate, Mrs. Dolapo Akosile, remanded Adeyanju, in prison custody pending the issuance of legal advice from the DPP.
The case was adjourned until 12th October for the mention.
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