52-YR OLD MAN CHARGED TO COURT FOR RAPING 16-YR OLD DAUGHTER

Police

A 52-year-old man Paul Akpederi was yesterday arraigned by the police before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping his 16-yearold daughter.

Paul is facing a one count charge of child defilement.

Prosecuting Inspector Simon Imohwon said the offence was committed sometime between 2012 till date.

The prosecutor alleged that the defendant forcefully and unlawfully raped his daughter several times during the period.

The defendant pleaded not guilty.

Counsels to the defendant, A.O Gbadamosi and Oluwatoyin Odubanjo applied for bail for the defendant.

They also filed for an application seeking for psychiatric test on the defendant to determine his mental state as his family members have been making efforts to determine his state of mind.

“For the defendant to behave in such manner, they want to know what is actually wrong with him before the court takes its verdict, Gbadamosi argued.

The counsels also said that Paul “talks to himself and shouts at anything, fights unknown persons or spirits, gets angry and argues over irrelevant issues”.

Magistrate Bola Osunsanmi granted him N500,000 bail with two sureties in the like sum.

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