A 36-year-old father, Roland Okajere, who allegedly raped his 18-year-old daughter inside his shop in the Ikotun area of Lagos State has been remanded at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre.
The accused, who allegedly committed the crime on January 4, 2023, was remanded by an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court sitting at Ogba area of the state.
Okajere is facing a charge bordering on rape preferred against him by the police was arraigned on Monday.
According to the police prosecutor, Inspector Esther Igbineweka, the offence committed is punishable under Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The charge read, “That you, Roland Okajere, on January 4, 2023, at your shop at Ikotun Bus Stop, Lagos State, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did rape your daughter, 18, by having sexual intercourse with her without her consent and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.”
The accused pleaded not guilty. However, the magistrate did not take the defendant’s plea.
The Magistrate, Mr L. A Owolabi, said the defendant would be remanded for 30 days pending the receipt of advice from the Director of Public Prosecution.
The case was adjourned till April 12, 2023, for mention.Follow us on social media