A lecturer at the Lagos State University of Technology formerly known as Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), has been remanded by the Samuel Ilori Magistrate Court 1, Ogba, for allegedly having unlawful sexual intercourse with his biological daughter.
During the accused’s proceeding, the state Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency decried the rise in such cases in the state.
In a statement by the Executive Secretary for the agency, Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, she noted that the issue was reported to the agency by the mother of the victim in January 2023.
NIGERIACRIME gathered that the accused abused the 10-year-old was on December 30, 2022.
The statement read in part, “During the court proceedings at Ogba, the mother of the victim allegedly said that her husband had stopped being intimate with her since 2018 and anytime she tried to address it, it always resulted in him physically assaulting her.”
“The lecturer was arraigned before Magistrate B. V. Osunsanmi on February 3, 2023, at the Samuel Ilori Magistrate Court 1, Ogba, for allegedly defiling his 10-year-old biological daughter and was also alleged to have been having carnal knowledge of her since 2018.”
“He was charged on two counts of defilement and sexual assault by penetrations which were contrary to and punishable under Sections 137 and 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.”
Vivour-Adeniyi said the defendant’s plea was not taken, adding that the court ruled that the perpetrator be remanded at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre, pending the Directorate of Public Prosecutions’ legal advice.