An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered that a 52-year-old man, Sunday Anthony, should be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly raping his 17-year-old daughter.
The police charged Anthony, who resides at No. 7, Ibro St., Yewa Estate, Isawo Road, Agric Ikorodu, Lagos, with rape.
Magistrate M.O. Tanimola, gave the order, following a motion moved by the Prosecutor, ASP Victor Eruada, that the matter be referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.
The magistrate, who did not take the plea of Anthony, also directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send it to the DPP for advice.
She adjourned the case until Nov. 12.
Earlier, Eruada said that Anthony committed the offence sometime in January and March at his residence, the offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 260 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015 which stipulates life imprisonment on conviction.