An Ado-Ekiti Magistrate’s Court has remanded a 55-year-old man, Bashiru Adeyanju, in prison custody for defiling his 17-year-old daughter (names withheld).

Adeyanju, a resident of Irona Quarters in Ado-Ekiti timber worker, was arrested on 11th September and confessed to defiling the girl nine times for money ritual.

He claimed that he committed the crime with two others who were native doctors, and wondered why the police failed to arraign his accomplices in court.

Based on the instructions of the witchdoctors, he confessed that he wiped the private part of her daughter with a white handkerchief in order for him to become wealthy.

The case was initially handled by the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, before it was taken over by the Okesa Police Station and finally referred to the State Police Headquarters.

Police prosecutor, Sergeant Monica Ikebuilo, told the court that Adeyanju violated Section 31(2) of the Ekiti State Child Rights Law which was committed within the Ado-Ekiti Magisterial District.

Ikebuilo applied for an adjournment for issuance of legal advice from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

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