A 56-year-old man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for having sexual intercourse with his own daughter and impregnating her.
Total Media reports that Olubayode, a resident of Odode-Idanre in the Idanre Local Government Area of the state was arraigned in the court by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), and was charged with one count of having an incestuous relationship with his daughter resulting in the pregnancy.
The prosecuting officer, Ebriku David, had earlier told the court that the offense was contrary to and punishable under sections 31 (1) and 31 (2) of the Ondo State Child’s Right Law of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, 2007.
David said the court that the victim, an apprentice, and her boss had reported the case to the NSCDC’s office in Idanre when it was discovered that the girl was pregnant and the case was transferred to the Akure division of the corps, where the victim informed the command that her father was responsible for the pregnancy.
David also told the court that the convict had earlier confessed at the NSCDC office that he committed the offense.
In delivering the judgment, the magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Edwin, said Olubayode was guilty of the charge and sentenced him to nine years’ imprisonment with hard labour without an option of fine.