Businessman Rapes Own Daughter

By Nike Adekunle –

For allegedly raping his 16-year-old daughter, a 50-year-old businessman, Augustine Obor, on Wednesday appeared at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Obor, a resident of Adealu area of Dopemu, Agege in Lagos, is being tried for rape.

According to the prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu, the accused committed the offence between February 2016 and April 2017 at his residence.

He said that the accused had sexual intercourse with his own daughter.

“The accused, a father of six, has been sleeping with his only daughter for over a year,” he said.

Ogu said that the girl’s father had been having sex with her since when her mother died.

“Ever since the girl’s mother died, the accused has been consistently having sex with her.  Her father always threatening to kill her if she refused to comply and also kill her if she tells anyone what he is doing to her.

“The helpless girl said she was scared of what would happen to her if she ever exposed her father,” he said.

According to the prosecutor, the girl’s aunty who came into their bedroom unexpectedly raised an alarm.

“The younger sister of the girl’s mother paid a visit to their house unannounced. She could not find anybody in the sitting room when she got to the house, so she decided to check them in the bedroom and saw the ungodly act.

“She then raised an alarm and that was how the accused was arrested,” the prosecutor said.

The prosecutor further said that the accused made a confessional statement that his wife’s death and his inability to remarry led him to start having sex with his only daughter.

“He pleaded with his daughter to forgive him because he has sinned against her.
 
“He claimed that he does not know that what he was doing to her daughter was an abomination,” the prosecutor said.

The offence contravened section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused may be jailed for life if found guilty of rape according to the provisions of section 260.

The accused pleaded innocence of the offences and was granted bail in the sum of N400,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The Magistrate, Mrs Davies Abegunle  adjourned the case to May 30 for mention.


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