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Carpenter, 45, pleads guilty to raping 18-year-old daughter

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates Court in Ibadan, yesterday ordered a 45-year-old carpenter, Olumide Akinleye, 45, who allegedly cohabited with and raped his own daughter, to remain in Police custody pending judgment, after he admitted committing the offence.

Chief Magistrate Modina Akanni, who gave the ruling, said Akinleye should be kept in police custody until when hearing would begin.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Akinleye, who lives in Odo-Ona Elewe in Ibadan, is facing a charge of having unlawful carnal knowledge of his biological daughter.

Earlier, Police prosecutor, Sunday Fatola, told the court that Akinleye had a carnal knowledge of his 18-year-old daughter in their apartment, saying: ìAkinleye, who is cohabiting with his daughter in his one-room apartment, raped her several times between September and December last year.î

Fatola said the girl had confessed during investigation that she confided in her fatherís friend about the incident against her will.

The offence contravenes Section 214 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Oyo State 2000. The case has been adjourned until January 25, this year, for facts and sentence.

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