An Oyo State Family Court 2, sitting at Iyaganku, Ibadan, the state capital on Monday, ordered the remand of a 50-year-old man, Gboyega Lasisi, for allegedly having canal knowledge of his seven-year-old daughter.
The Magistrate, Mrs P.O. Adetuyibi, who did not take the defendant’s plea due to want of jurisdiction, ordered his remand in Abolongo Correctional Facility in Oyo town.
Adetuyibi said the defendant would remain in the correction facility pending legal advice from the state Directorate of Public Prosecution.
She, thereafter, adjourned the matter till July 6 for mention.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the police charged Lasisi with a count charge of defilement.
The prosecution counsel, Inspector Folake Ewe, told the court that the defendant on March 22, have unlawful sexual intercourse with his seven-year-old daughter, without her consent
Ewe said the offence was committed in the Aro area, Ilora, in the Afijio Local Government area of the state.
According to her, the offence contravenes Section 34 of the Oyo State Child Rights Law, 2006.