A 55 year-old-man, Adeyanju Basiri, was on Tuesday arraigned before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates Court.
Adeyanju committed the offence on September 11 at Irona Street, Ado-Ekiti.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Monica Ikebulo, told the court that the accused and one the herbalist, now at large, were arrested for attempting to use the seventeen-year-old girl of the defendant for money rituals.
‘’Adeyanju claimed he had slept with his daughter, nine times.’’
‘’He told the police he always used a white handkerchief given to him by the herbalist to clean his daughter’s private part after having sexual intercourse with her.’’
The offence contravened Section 31(2) of the Child’s Right Law.
However, the plea of the accused was not taken, as his counsel, Mr. Simeon Ojo, sought adjournment date pending the issuance of the legal advice by the Department of Public Prosecution.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs. Dolapo Akosile, ordered that the accused be remanded in the prison custody till the outcome of the legal advice from the DPP and adjourned the case until October 12 for further hearing.
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