Man, 50, Impregnates 14-year-old Daughter… Remanded In Prison

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pregnant-teenA 50 year old man has been remanded in prison by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos for allegedly raping his 14-years old daughter.

Yesiru Onajobi  allegedly impregnated his 14-year  daughter after he forced her into having sexual encounters.

Onajobi, a resident of Bogije Street, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, was standing trial on a two-count charge of unlawfully having a carnal knowledge of his teenage daughter.

He was being prosecuted by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Person (NAPTIP) before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke.

The farmer, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge, while Justice Aneke ordered that he be remanded at the Ikoyi prisons.

The case was adjourned till October 21 for hearing of the bail application of the accused and a motion challenging the jurisdiction of the court to hear the suit.

The accused was first arraigned before Justice Benedicta Molokwu (retd), sometime in September 2012, but the case was re-assigned, following the retirement of the judge.

The prosecutor, Mrs Kehinde Falade, told the court that the accused was arrested on January 20, 2010, alleging that after the death of his wife, the accused had engaged in the habit of sexually harassing his only daughter, kept in his custody.

She alleged that the accused intimidated and forcefully had carnal knowledge of the teenager, who eventually became pregnant.

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened sections 13(1) and 18(a) of the Trafficking in Person (Prohibition) Law Enforcement Act 2003.