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Man faces imprisonment for defiling his 12-year-old daughter

By Vivian Ibobo

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered that a 56-year-old man, Abiodun Abdulahi, be remanded in Ikoyi Detention Center for allegedly defiling his 12-year-old daughter.

Police charged Abdulahi, who resides in Ilado Badagry, Lagos State, with defilement.

The magistrate MO Tanimola, gave the order, following a request presented by the prosecutor, ASP Victor Eruada, that the case be referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.

The magistrate, who did not accept Abdullahi’s plea, also ordered the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send it to the DPP for opinion.

She adjourned the case until July 27.

Earlier, Eruada said that Abdullahi committed the offense on May 31 at his residence.

The offense, he said, violated the provisions of section 137 of the Lagos State Criminal Laws of 2015, which provides for life imprisonment upon conviction. (NAA)

(NAN)

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