Man remanded in prison for raping daughter


An auto mechanic, Sunday Obamuwagun, 56, who allegedly raped his 15-year-old daughter was on Friday remanded in Kirikiri Prison by an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.

The defendant, who lives at 14, Aina Ajayi Street, Alakuko, a suburb of Lagos, is facing trial for allegedly causing a breach of peace by raping his daughter.

The prosecutor, Inspector Benedict Aigbokhan, told the court that the offence was committed sometimes in 2012 at the defendant’s residence.

Aigbokhan told the court that Obamuwagun raped his daughter when she was 12 years old, following which she ran away from him (father) and joined her mother.

He said: “When the mother travelled, the victim went back to her father’s house and there, a fight ensued between the girl and her father and she told the neighbours what had happened.
“The victim told her half-brother and they went to the police station and the accused was apprehended.”

The offence contravenes Section 166 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011, the prosecutor said.

The defendant, however pleaded not guilty.
The Chief Magistrate, Tajudeen Elias, adjourned the matter to March 9 for ruling on his bail application.