A 46-year-old trader, Chinedu Ifeteka has allegedly defiled his 14-year-old daughter.
Ifeteka was arraigned on Monday before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court facing a charge of defilement to which he pleaded not guilty.
The Prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on August 9 at Ojo area of Lagos.
Ayorinde said the defendant had sexual intercourse with his teenage daughter several times.
“The defendant usually have sexual intercourse with his daughter whenever his wife is not around.
“She told her mother what her fathers usually do to her in her absence and the case was reported to the police,” the prosecutor said.
The offence contravenes Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the section prescribes life imprisonment for defilement.
The Magistrate, Mrs B.O Osunsanmi, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N300, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
Osunsanmi ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed with an evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
She adjourned the case until Nov. 25 for mention