A 51-year-old man, Michael Ayinde and his 19-year-old son, Abiola, have been remanded at the Abolongo correctional facility by a Family Court in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, for allegedly raping his daughter and the latter, his sister.
The order was given by the magistrate, Mrs O. O. Ogunkanmi, who said that the remand of the father and son in custody was to allow the court to await the outcome of legal advice from the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The offense was committed at the family’s residence in Agboti Olosan area, Alakia, Ibadan.
The magistrate adjourned the matter until Feb. 21, for mention.
The Prosecution Counsel, Inspector Gbemisola Adedeji, had earlier informed the court that Abiola Ayinde, brother to the complainant between 2021 and December 2023 allegedly had unlawful sexual intercourse with his younger sister.
Adedeji said that Abiola allegedly impregnated her without her consent, while their father Michael, also between 2021 and December 2023, allegedly had unlawful carnal knowledge of his 17-year-old daughter without her consent.
She said the offence contravened section 34 of the Oyo State Child Rights Law, 2006.
Meanwhile, Police in Lagos State on Tuesday arraigned a 20-year-old man, Gilbert Israel, before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing a Sanyo television valued N20,000.
The defendant, of no fixed address, is facing a two-count charge of felony and stealing.
The Police Prosecutor, ASP Ikem Uko, had earlier informed the court that the defendant committed the offence on Jan. 2, at No 10, Olufunmi Bankole Str. Ibiye, Badagry area of Lagos.
Uko alleged the defendant broke into the house of one Sunday Bankole with the intent to commit felony.
He said the defendant stole one 10 inches Sanyo television valued at N20,000.
According to him, the offences contravened Sections 308 and 287 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State (2015).
The Chief Magistrate, Mr T. A Popoola, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Popoola ruled that the sureties must be responsible citizens resident in Lagos State and should be gainfully employed in a reputable company or in a government establishment and then adjourned the case until Jan.30, for mention.