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For Impregnating Daughter, Man to Spend 9 Years in Prison


For committing incest, a 56-year-old man was Thursday sentenced to nine years imprisonment.
The man, whose name was not made available, was accused of impregnating his 16-year-old daughter (name withheld) at Oke-Ijebu street, Odode- Idanre in Idanre Local Government Area of the Ondo State.
The convict, who was brought before the court by Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corps, was charged on one count of having incestuous behaviour with his daughter.
In her ruling, the magistrate, Mrs O.A Edwin said the man was guilty of the offence and sentenced him to nine years imprisonment with hard labour without an option of fine.
The magistrate said it was a shame and act of high immorality for the convict to be having an incestuous affair with his own daughter.
The prosecutor had argued that the offence 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.
The NSCDC prosecuting Officer, 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.

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