Crime

Man Docked For Impregnating Own Daughter

A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ore, Ondo State has remanded 36-year-old Peter Moses in the Correctional Centre (formerly Nigerian Prisons) for allegedly raping and impregnating his biological daughter.

The accused person, Moses 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 Police Prosecutor, Inspector Jimoh Amuda who told the court that the accused person had committed punishable offence said, investigations had just commenced into the matter.

He asked the court for 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.

The Presiding Magistrate, F.O. Omofolarin, thereafter, ordered Moses to be remanded in the Correctional Centre pending the outcome of the Department of Public Prosecutions, DPP legal advice and adjourned the case till February 21, this year for mention, to enable police to complete their investigations.

Leke Adegbite

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