A 52-year-old man, Paul Akpederi, has been arraigned before a Lagos chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ikeja, yesterday for raping his 16-year-old daughter.
Paul has however pleaded guilty, claiming he raped his 16-year-old daughter.
The defendant has therefore been docked on a one count charge of unlawful defilement before magistrate Mrs B.O Osunsanmi.
The prosecutor, Inspector Simon Imhonwa, told the Court that the defendant has been in the act as far back as 2012 till date in Ikorodu, area of Lagos. Imhonwa said the offence is punishable under section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
However, the counsel for the defendant, A.O Gbadamosi, has filed an application to carry out a psychiatric test on the defendant. She told, the court that the defendant was alleged to have been engaging in some unusual activities like talking to himself and shouting over nothing.
The prosecutor did not object to the counsel’s request but said that the medical test could have been done at the police level.
Magistrate, Osunsanmi however, granted him bail in the sum of N500,000, with two sureties in like sum, stating that the sureties must be related to the defendant.
The case was adjourned till December 6, 2017, for another hearing.