Abideen Akinbola remanded for defiling 13-year-old daughter


Child defilement

By Adebisi Fatima Shittu

A 40-year-old man, Abideen Akinbola, has been remanded in Agodi correctional facility for having carnal knowledge of his 13 year-old daughter.

An Iyaganku Family Court sitting in Ibadan, on Monday, ordered Akinbola’s remand on Monday.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr S.H. Adebisi did not take the defendant’s plea due to lack of jurisdiction.

Adebisi said that defendant will remain in the correction centre, pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

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He, thereafter, adjourned the matter till July 11 for mention.

Akinbola, of Alaje Village, near Akanran in Ona-Ara Local Government of the state, was arraigned on a one-count charge of defilement.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp Gbemisola Adedeji, told the court that the defendant, between January and May, at Alaje Village, near Akanran, had unlawful sexual intercourse with his daughter without her consent.

Adedeji said that the offence contravened Section 34 of Oyo State Child Rights Law, 2006. (NAN)

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