A Nigerian father has been remanded by a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ore, Ondo State for impregnating his 17-year-old daughter.
The 36-year-old man was said to have committed the offence on the between November 2020 and January 2021 at Asewele Korede town in Odigbo Local Government Area of the state.
The suspect, arraigned before the court on two counts bothering on unlawful sexual intercourse, pleaded guilty to the charges and also urged the court to temper justice with mercy.
The charge sheet reads, “That you Peter Moses, on the between November 2020 and January 2021 at Asewele Korede camp via Ore in the Ore Magisterial District did unlawfully have sexual intercourse with one Peter Patience, aged 17 years and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 31 sub-section (1) and punishable under section 31 sub-section (2) of Part 3 of Child’s Right Acts of Federal Republic of Nigeria 2003.
“That you Peter Moses, during the same period, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district did sexually abuse your daughter by having sexual intercourse with her and gave her four months old pregnancy, thereby committed an offence contrary to section 32 sub-section (2) and punishable under section 32 sub-section (2) of Part 3 of Child’s Right Acts of Federal Republic of Nigeria 2003.”
However after the police prosecutor, Jimoh Amuda pleaded with the court for adjournment as the police had just commenced investigations into the matter and will also seek legal advice from the state Ministry of Justice, the magistrate Mr F.O. Omofolarin ordered that the defendant be remanded in a correctional service centre.
Omofolarin then adjourned the case till February 21.