A 52-year-old driver, Chukwuma Eze, who threatened to kill his daughter after he allegedly raped her, was tried on Friday before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos State.
Eze, who is separated from his wife, forcefully had carnal knowledge of his 17-year-old daughter who came for holiday at his residence.
According to the prosecutor, Sergeant Raphael Donny, the offense was committed in June 2016 at the accused’s residence.
“Eze who resides at No. 2, Agbeke Close, Iyana-Era, Badagry-Expressway forcefully had carnal knowledge of his daughter and threatened to kill her if she told anyone.
“The victim’s mother was separated from her father and because of this, she stays with her mother and goes to her father for holidays.
“He took advantage of her and raped her when she went spend the holiday with him. After sexually assaulting his daughter, the accused threatened to kill her if she told anyone what happened,” Sgt. Donny said.
The prosecutor added that it was when the victim went back to her mother’s house that she revealed the secret and the woman reported to the police and the accused was arrested.
Eze, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge of rape preferred against him.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Davies Abegunde, consequently granted him bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
Abegunde then adjourned the case to March 22, 2017, while waiting for advice from the Office of the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions, (DPP).