A 37-year-old guard, Wasiu Orilonise, has being arraigned before the Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo state for having an unlawful carnal knowledge of his 15-year-old daughter.

 

According to Orilonise, he said he raped his daughter to ascertain if she was still a virgin.

 

When asked by the Chief Magistrate, Mr Taiwo Olaniran, why he committed such act against his daughter, the suspect said that he was only trying to protect her.

 

During his confessional statement, he said when he discovered she was a virgin, he continued sleeping with her every morning before she goes to school and in the night.

 

He also said he lost his wife and since then he has been taking care of the victim and her siblings.

 

However, his plea was not granted by the court.

Meanwhile, the prosecutor, Mr Sunday Ogunremi said the suspect had committed the act in December 2018 at Omo village, Agbofieti, Ibadan, in the Ibadan Magisterial District.
He added that the offence was contrary to and punishable under Section 34, sub-sections 1 and 2 of the Child Rights.
The Magistrate ordered that Mr Orilonise be remanded in the Agodi Prison pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions.
He adjourned the case till July 30, 2019.