Court grants man who raped daughter N500,000 bail

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court has granted a 45-year -old man, Kunle Ajibade, bail after he was accused for allegedly raping  his own daughter.

He was released on a bail of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The accused, a driver, who resides at 3, Oyediran Close, Ayobo, a suburb of Lagos, is being tried for rape and sexual assault.

Ajibade, however, entered a “not guilty ” plea.

The accused, according to Insp. Racheal Williams committed the offences on March 26 in his house.

Williams said the accused raped his 16- year -old daughter inside his bedroom, adding that he claimed he did not know when he raped her.

According to the inspector, the accused had said during interrogation, “I did not know what came over me when I sighted my daughter who was asleep and raped her.”

“The girl cried and went to report to her mother, who went to the market.”

The offences contravened Sections 259 and 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The Magistrate, Mrs Linda Balogun, adjourned the case until April 26 for mention.