A 56-year-old man, Abdullahi Zakari, is in serious trouble for allegedly having sex with his 18-year-old daughter in Lagos State.
The accused was remanded in Ikoyi Prisons and a Surulere Magistrates Court ruled that he remained in custody pending on when he meets his bail condition.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Magistrate, Mrs. M.I. Dan-Oni, had admitted the accused to a bail of N500,000 with two responsible sureties in like sum.
One of the sureties, she said, must be a blood relation of the accused and the other must be living in his own house.
In addition, the magistrate said the sureties must show evidence of tax payment to Lagos State Government.
Zakari, who lives at No.42, Gaskiya St., Ijora-Badia in Apapa area, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
But the prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osayande told the court that the accused committed the offence at his apartment between February and August.
She said: “It is a shameful act that should not be condoned. This is a serious offence and an abomination. The complainant said the father used to fondle her breast anytime she was in the room.
“The accused had sex with the daughter against her wish.”
The prosecutor stated that the offence contravened Section 258 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Dan-Oni adjourned the case till September 19, 2016 for mention.
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