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Man remanded for allegedly defiling own daughters

An Ogba Chief Magistrate Court, Lagos, has ordered the remand of a 47-year-old man, Alfred Godswill, accused of sleeping with two of his daughters.

The accused was said to have had carnal knowledge of two of his daughters, aged 16 and 11.

The accused was arraigned in court on a one count charge of defilement and if found guilty may spend a minimum of six years in a correctional centre.

The presiding magistrate, A.O. Ajibade, however did not take his plea as she ordered that he should be remanded until the next hearing.

The police said the accused had been sleeping with his two daughters for two years.

The police said the case was first reported at the Gender Section of the Lagos State Police Command before it was charged to court on the orders of the state commissioner of police.

The prosecutor, Kehinde Ajayi, told the court that the incident happened at Juliana Lawson Street, Alagbado, Lagos.

The prosecutor said the accused started molesting the girls since 2019 when they were 14 and 9 respectively and continued till this year when the victims summoned courage and told their neighbours what they were suffering in the hands of their father.

Ajayi, asked the court to refer the matter to the Department of Public Prosecution ( DPP) for legal advice.

Ajibade also directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send it to the DPP for advice.

The matter was adjourned till  March 17, 2021.