Published On: Thu, Oct 26th, 2017

How a 52-yr–old father serially raped own daughter for five years—Police

Rape

The police on Wednesday narrated before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court how a 52-year-old man, Paul Akpederi serially raped own daughter at any time convenient for him between 2012 and 2017.

The police, in a count charge of serial child defilement, accused Akpederi to have committed the offence repeatedly for five years.

Prosecuting Inspector Simon Imohwon who presented the police case to court said Akpederi  forcefully and unlawfully raped his daughter several times during the period.

But the defendant pleaded not guilty.

Meanwhile, counsel to the defendant, A.O Gbadamosi and Oluwatoyin Odubanjo applied for bail for the defendant.

They also filed an application seeking for psychiatric test on the defendant to determine his mental state as his family members have been making efforts to determine his state of mind.

“For the defendant to behave in such manner, they want to know what is actually wrong with him before the court takes its verdict, Gbadamosi argued.

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The counsel also said that Paul “talks to himself and shouts at anything, fights unknown persons or spirits, gets angry and argues over irrelevant issues”.

Magistrate Bola Osunsanmi granted him N500,000 bail with two sureties in the like sum.

She ordered that one of the sureties must be a blood relation to the defendant.

She also granted the request of the defence for a psychiatric test to be conducted on the defendant and report of the medical examination to be presented in court at next adjourned date.

She adjourned the matter till December 6.

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