55-year-old Man in Court for Sleeping, Attempting to Use Daughter for Money Rituals

A 55-year-old man, Adeyanju Basiri, has been remanded in prison custody for allegedly sleeping and attempting to use his 7-year-old daughter for money rituals.
An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate Court on Tuesday gave the remand order after Police Prosecutor, Sgt Monica Ikebulo, told the court that the accused committed the offence on September 11 at Irona Street, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
She said the accused was arrested following the discovery that after sleeping with the teenage daughter, he would clean the girl’s virginal with white handkerchief in what is suspected to be an attempt to use the 7-year-girl for money rituals.
She said that the accused claimed he had slept with his daughter nine times.
The prosecutor said the accused told the police he always use a white handkerchief given to him by the herbalist, who is now at large, to wipe his daughter’s private part after having intercourse with her.
She said the offence contravened Section 31(2) of the Child’s Right Law.
Ikebulo told the court that he had duplicated and sent the case file to the Departament of Public Prosecution ( DPP ) for legal advice.
The plea of the accused was not taken as his counsel; Simeon Ojo, sought for adjournment date pending the issuance of the legal advice.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs Dolapo Apostle, ordered that the accused be remanded in the prison custody till the outcome of the legal advice from the DPP and adjourned the case till October 12 for further hearing.

Author: News Editor

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