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Father allegedly rapes 16-year-old daughter

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An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos on Wednesday remanded a 37-year-old man, Sunday Stephen, at the Kirikiri Correctional Service for allegedly defiling his 16-year-old daughter.

Chief Magistrate Mr. P.E. Nwaka, who did not take Stephen’s plea, ordered that the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

He adjourned the case till February 13.

Stephen, who lives at 14, Adeniyi Street, Alakuko, a Lagos suburb, is facing a one-count charge of rape.

Prosecuting Inspector Christopher John told the court that the defendant committed the offence last December 24 at his home.

He alleged that Stephen raped his daughter.

“The case was reported to the police and the defendant was arrested,” the prosecutor said.

John said the offence contravened Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015

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