Man, 65 ‘defiles’ daughter, 5

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A 65-YEAR-OLD man, Bayo Akinwete was on Wednesday brought before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrate’s Court for allegedly defiling his five-year-old daughter.

Prosecuting Inspector Monica Ikebuilo said Akinwete gave the girl alcohol to drink before perpetrated the crime.

Ikebuilo said Akinwete committed the offence on June 18 in Olorunsogo area of Ado-Ekiti.

The victim, Ikebuilo said, told the police that she and her nine-year-old sister were living with their father; their mother had abandoned them.

The prosecutor added that the victim said there was a day, her father gave her alcohol to drink, saying when she woke up, she saw her father on top of her.

Ikebuilo said the victim told her interrogators that it was not the first time her father would sexually assault her, saying “he has been doing the act for some time.”

She stated that the victim said her father would tell her sister to hold and massage his manhood.

The prosecutor said the victim reported her father to their neighbour who promptly reported the case to the police.

The plea of the accused was not taken.

The prosecutor told the court that the duplicate file had been sent to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.

Magistrate Kehinde Awosika remanded Akinwete in prison custody pending advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

She adjourned till August 1.

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