A 40-year old man, Emmanuel Bejide, has been arrested for allegedly luring his 17-year old daughter to a hotel for sex romp with promise to take her to Malaysia.
The incident happened between September 2020 to July 2021 in Akure Town, Ondo State.
After interrogation and having been found culpable, he was charged before the Ado Ekiti Magistrates Court.
When he was arraigned, the prosecutor, Sodiq Adeniyi, asked that the defendant be remanded in custody so that the Court can seek the advice of the DPP because a minor was involved.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mojisola Salau, granted the remand order as requested by the prosecutor, Adeniyi, to enable him forward the duplicate case file to the office of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.
The defendant, Bejide, was reasonably suspected to have severally raped his daughter, a Senior Secondary School three (SSS 3) student for the past one year between September, 2020 and July, 2021 at Ikere Ekiti.
The daughter, who narrated her ordeal to the Police, said her father lured her to a hotel in Akure, Ondo State, sometime in September, 2020, and started having sexual intercourse with her, with a promise to take her to Malaysia.
According to the charge, the offence contravened section 31 of the Child Right Laws of Ekiti State.Investigative Police Officer said the defendant was arrested on 21st August, 2021, when the case was reported at the Police Station.
Meanwhile, the man has been remanded in custody and the case has been adjourned till 16th September, 2021, for mention and the availability of the report of DPP’s advice.