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Man docked for raping daughter

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By Rotimi Ojomoyela

Ado-Ekiti— A high court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, has ordered the detention of a middle-aged man, Basiru Adeyanju, in prison custody for allegedly raping his 17-year-old daughter.

Adeyanju, who lives at 30, Irona Quarters, Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, allegedly raped his daughter September 10, 2017.

Adeyanju was slammed with a two-count charge bordering on rape and attempted rape, contrary to Section 358 of the Criminal Code Law, cap c16, Law of Ekiti State, 2012.

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The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.

At the trial on Monday, Ekiti State Attorney-General, Olawale Fapohunda, led the legal team for the Ministry of Justice, while Adeyinka Opaleke appeared for the defendant.

Having called a witness at the initial stage, Fapohunda prayed the court for a relief to call two other witnesses, which was granted.

Having listened to the argument of the parties, presiding judge, Justice M. O. Abodunde, adjourned the case till October 2 for further hearing.


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