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Man rapes 12-year-old daughter in Lagos




A 35 – year -old father , Emmanuel Idoko , appeared before an Ogudu Magistrates ’ Court in Lagos on Friday for alleged defilement of his 12 – year -old daughter .


The Prosecutor, Sgt . Lucky Ihehie , said Idoko slept with his daughter in his home at 35 , Akinwonsola St ., Oworonshoki , Kosofe Area of Lagos .

The accused is facing three counts bordering on defilement of a minor contrary to Sections 137 , 160 and 170 of Criminal Code Law 2015.

Corroborating the incident , the coordinator , Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team , Mrs Titilola Vivour -Adeniyi , told the court that the defilement started in July 2017.
“The alleged defilement started precisely in July 2017 in their single room apartment where the 12 – year – old girl was allegedly assaulted sexually by her biological father .

“According to reports , the mother of the survivor ( name withheld ) divorced her father over three years ago but Idoko did not allow the mother to go with her children.

“The father , the survivor and his other nine -year – old daughter live together in his single room apartment .

“The survivor recalled that the first incidence happened in July when her father forcefully undressed her at about 11 : 00 p .m . Though she resisted , her own father raped her .

“She said since then , her father ’s gruesome act has been consistent weekly and precisely on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

“This caused serious emotional trauma for the young girl who is in primary five . She kept this to herself until she finally opened up to a mandated reporter .

“It was the mandated reporter who reported the case to the police , took her to Mirabel Centre, a sexual assault referral centre in Lagos , which examined and confirmed forceful penetrations on her.

“At the sexual assault referral centre , she was administered drugs and lodged in a private children centre in the area .
“The matter was reported to DSVRT on November 21 by Ketu Police Station Family Unit after presenting hospital reports , then the father was arrested ,” she said .

The accused pleaded not guilty .
The Magistrate , Mrs Sule Amzat, granted the accused N 200 ,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case until December 12 for continuation of trial .
Section 137 stipulates 14 years imprisonment for the offender .

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