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Father lands in prison for impregnating daughter in Ondo

A Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ore, Ondo State has remanded 36-year-old man, Moses Peter, in the Ore, Nigerian Correctional Centre for allegedly raping and impregnating his biological daughter.
Peter was said to have committed the offence between November, 2020 and January 2021 at Asewele Korede camp via Ore in Odigbo Local Government area of the state.
The charge sheet read in part, “That you Peter Moses, between November, 2020 and January 2021 at Asewele Korede camp via Ore in the Ore Magisterial District did unlawfully have sexual intercourse with one Patience Peter, aged 17, and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 31 (1) and punishable under section 31 (2) of Part 3 of Child’s Right Acts of Federal Republic of Nigeria 2003.
“That you Moses Peter, during the same period, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district did sexually abuse your daughter by having sexual intercourse with her and gave her four months old pregnancy, thereby committed an offence contrary to section 32 (2) and punishable under section 32 (2) of Part 3 of Child’s Right Acts of Federal Republic of Nigeria 2003.”
The Prosecutor, Inspector Jimoh Amuda, who told the court that the accused person had committed punishable offence said that police had just commenced investigations into the matter.
He asked the court for an adjournment to enable the police complete investigations and seek legal advice from the Ministry of Justice.
The accused person who pleaded guilty to the two charges leveled against him, however, urged the court to temper justice with mercy on him.
The Presiding Magistrate, F.O. Omofolarin, thereafter, ordered Moses to be remanded in Correctional Centre pending the outcome of the legal advice from the office of the DPP.
He, therefore, adjourned the case till February 21 for mention to enable police complete investigation.

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