Businessman in court for allegedly defiling own daughter

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An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Monday remanded 40-year-old businessman, Emeka Oguzie, in prison custody for allegedly defiling his 7-year-old daughter.

The accused, a resident of Suite 37, Ojokoro Housing Estate, Meiran, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of defilement and causing breach of peace.

Though the accused pleaded not guilty, the Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, remanded him in prison and adjourned the case till Sept. 29 for ruling on bail application.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Jimah Iseghede, had told the court that the offence was committed on Sept. 6 at the residence of the accused.

According to Iseghede, the accused allegedly fingered his daughter, but was caught by his elder son, who reported to the mother. “The victim said that her father had been doing that for some time now,” Iseghede said. The offence, according to the prosecutor, contravened Sections 135 and 166(d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

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