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Father Remanded For Alleged Sensual Abuse Of Daughter

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court yesterday remanded a 38-year-old electrician, Chukwueke Ashiedu, following his arraignment for allegedly defiling his 17-year-old daughter.

He will be in custody, pending advice by Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Chief Magistrate Olufunke Sule-Amzat adjourned till April 25 for the advice after declining to take the defendant’s plea.

Prosecuting Inspector Benson Emuerhi said the defendant committed the offence on November 20, 2015 in his Ikorodu, Lagos home.

“He defiled his 17-year-old daughter by having carnal knowledge of her,” he said.

The victim, accompanied by her teacher and school coordinator Mr Lekan Akinborode reported the case at the Gender Section of Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, Emuerhi said.

The defendant, he alleged, started the sexual assault four years ago.

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