A 65-year old man Bayo Akinwete was arraigned on Wednesday by The police in Ekiti State, before an Ado Ekiti Magistrates’ Court for allegedly having carnal knowledge of his five-year-old daughter.
According to The police prosecutor, Inspector Monica Ikebuilo, the accused Bayo Akinwete committed the offence on June 18, 2019, in the Olorunsogo area of Ado Ekiti.
The prosecutor stated, “The victim told the police that she and her nine-year-old sister had been living with their father since their mother abandoned them with him.
“The victim alleged that her father once gave her alcohol to drink following which she slept off. She alleged that when she woke up, she saw him on top of her.
“The victim said her father used to tell her to hold and massage his manhood. The victim consequently reported her father to a neighbour, who reported the case to the police.”
Speaking further on the matter, the prosecutor, said the offence contravened Section 31 of the Child Rights Law of Ekiti State, 2012, and also told the court that the duplicate file of the case had been forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.
In a swift reaction, The magistrate, Mrs Kehinde Awosika remanded the suspect in prison custody pending advice from the office of the DPP.