A perverted father has been arraigned in a Lagos court for allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge of his own daughter.
A 17-year-old girl who was raped by her father has told an Ikeja Magistrates' Court sitting in Lagos State that he was the one who deflowered her.
PM Express reports that the suspect, Sunday Okoro who is standing trial on a five-count of raping, assault, breach of peace, sexual harassment and attempted murder, was also accused of hitting his wife’s head with a pestle and his other children when the girl raised an alarm over the rape.
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Ajayi Emmanuel, told the court that the accused committed the offense on March 28, 2017, at his residence in the Mushin area of the state.
Sergeant Emmanuel said that the accused forcefully had carnal knowledge of his daughter after he had lured the girl to the bathroom and had sexual intercourse with her.
According to the prosecutor, the girl alleged that it was her father that deflowered her, adding that the girl narrated everything that happened that day to her mother when she returned from work.
“When the woman confronted her husband with the allegation, he pounced on her and used a pestle to hit her forehead, which caused her head injuries.
The accused also beat the victim’s siblings after they confronted him and rained abuses on him when they heard about the incident. The case was reported to the police by the wife of the accused."
The prosecutor said the offenses contravened Sections 137, 166, 171, 228 and 267 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011 with Section 137 prescribing life imprisonment for offender upon conviction.
When the charges were read to Okoro, he pleaded not guilty and the Magistrate, Mr. E.A. Azeez, granted him bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum while the case was adjourned until May 10 for trial.