A 54-year old man has been sent to jail for allegedly sleeping with his 16-year old daughter and impregnating her in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
The man, Mr. Tajudeen Sanni, who hails from Oyo State, was charged to the Family Court, Kakawa, Lagos, for impregnating his daughter and subsequently sent to Ikoyi Prison as he could not perfect his bail condition on time.
The 16-year old girl (name withheld) is now in custody of the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation for adequate care.
The victim had accused her father of sleeping with her several times, resulting in her being pregnant.
Sanni was first detained at the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit where he allegedly confessed that he slept with his daughter four times but denied the pregnancy.
He stated that his daughter was already deflowered before he slept with her, saying that she could have gotten pregnant by other people who slept with her.
At the Family Court, presided over by Magistrate E.B. Dawodu, the accused was slammed with a two-count charge of having indecent carnal knowledge of his daughter and for sexually assaulting her.
Sanni pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum. The case was adjourned till 3 September, 2012.