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Father docked over alleged rape of his daughter

A 52-year-old man, Chukwuma Eze, was yesterday charged before an Ikeja chief magistrate’s court in Lagos for allegedly raping his daughter.

The accused, a driver, who resides at 2, Agbeke Close, Iyana-Era, Badagry Expressway, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a charge of rape.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Raphael Donny, told the court that the offence was committed in June 2016 at the accused’s residence.

He said: “The accused raped his 17-year-old daughter and threatened to kill her if she tells anyone.

“The victim’s mother was separated from her father and because of this, she stays with her mother and goes to her father for holidays.

“When the victim got to her mother’s house, she told her what happened,”

Donny said that the accused was later apprehended by the police.

The offence contravened Section 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, entered a “not guilty” plea.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Davies Abegunde, granted the accused bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Abegunde adjourned the case to March 22, for advice from the Office of the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions.

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