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56-yr-old man sent to Kirikiri prison over alleged rape of minor

LAGOS, Nigeria – An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded 56-year-old Sunday Ayoola in Kirikiri Correctional Service for allegedly raping his neighbour’s 17-year-old daughter.

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The Chief Magistrate, Mr P.E. Nwaka, who did not take the plea of Ayoola ordered that the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

Nwaka adjourned the case until Dec. 23 for a mention,

The defendant, who resides at Ketu area of Lagos, is facing a count charge of rape,NAN reports.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Christopher John, told the court that the defendant committed the offence in 2018 at Ifeoluwa Street, Alapere, Lagos

John said the defendant had sexually molested the girl for two years.

He said the girl later told her sister that the defendant had been forcefully having sexual intercourse with her since she was 15 years.

“The case was reported to the police and the defendant was arrested,” the prosecutor said.

John said the offence contravened Section 262 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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