Shame! Court Jails 56-Year-Old Man For Impregnating His Own 16-Year-Old Daughter
A 56 year-old man, Taiwo Olubayode was on Thursday sentenced to nine years imprisonment by a Family Court sitting at Oke-Eda, Akure, the Ondo state capital for impregnating his 16 year-old daughter (name withheld).
Olubayode, who had earlier been arraigned at Odode-Idanre in Idanre local government, Magistrate Court before the matter was transfered to Akure, was jailed without an option of fine.
He was brought before the court by Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps was charged on a one-count charge of having incestuous behaviour with a 16-year-old girl.
The offence, according to the prosecutor, was contrary to and punishable under sections 31(1) and 31(2) of the Ondo State Child’s Right law of Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corps 2007.
Olubayode pleaded not guilty to the charge on his first arraignment but he was later found guilty by the family court.
The NSCDC prosecuting officer, Mr. Ebriku David told the court that the victim and her boss came to report her father in the NSCDC’s office in Idanre, when it was discovered that the girl was pregnant.
According to him, the case was transferred to Akure division, where the victim informed the command that her father was responsible for the pregnancy.
David also told the court that the convict had earlier confessed at the NSCDC office that he committed the offence.
In her ruling, the magistrate, Mrs O.A Edwin said Olubayode was guilty of the offence and sentenced him to nine years imprisonment with hard labour without option of fine.
The magistrate said it was a shame and act of high immorality for the society