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Lagos Court Remands Father For Raping 18-Year-Old Daughter

A 36-year-old father, Roland Okajere, has been remanded by an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court sitting at Ogba, Lagos State for allegedly raping his 18-year-old daughter.

It was gathered that the businessman committed the act inside his shop in the Ikotun area of the state.

The Magistrate, Mr L. A Owolabi, ordered that the defendant be remanded at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre.

Okajere is facing a charge bordering on rape preferred against him by the police was arraigned on Monday.

According to the police prosecutor, Inspector Esther Igbineweka, the crime was committed on January 4, 2023.

The prosecutor told the court that the offence committed is punishable under Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The charge read, “That you, Roland Okajere, on January 4, 2023, at your shop at Ikotun Bus Stop, Lagos State, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did rape your daughter, 18, by having sexual intercourse with her without her consent and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.”

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The accused pleaded not guilty. However, the magistrate did not take the defendant’s plea.

Owolabi said the defendant would be remanded for 30 days pending the receipt of advice from the Director of Public Prosecution.

The case was adjourned till April 12, 2023, for mention.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command has arraigned a technician, Destiny Okuwaiya, for allegedly stealing a lightning protection system belonging to the Sabo, Lagos branch of a bank.

The value of the system was put at N800, 000.

The 25-year-old suspect was said to have been asked by the bank authorities to help upgrade their cyberspace network on the roof of the building.

He was accused of going to where the lightning protection system was installed, unscrewing it and hiding it in his toolbox, not knowing that a staff member was watching him.

Bank workers were said to have allowed Okuwaiya to finish his job before he was asked to open his toolbox for inspection when he was set to leave the premises.

With the discovery of the lightning protection system in his toolbox, the suspect was said to have been immediately arrested and when questioned, he apologised that it was his first time and that the devil led him to commit the crime.

Okuwaiya was arraigned before Chief Magistrate A.O Salawu of the Yaba Magistrates’ Court on two counts of theft on February 26.

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