The Oyo State Family Court 2 sitting at Iyaganku, Ibadan, on Monday, ordered the remand of a 50-year-old man, Gboyega Lasisi, for allegedly having carnal knowledge of his seven-year-old daughter.
The magistrate, P.O. Adetuyibi, who did not take the defendant’s plea due to want of jurisdiction, ordered his remand in the Abolongo correctional facility in Oyo town.
Adetuyibi said the defendant would remain in the correction facility, pending legal advice from the state Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).
He, thereafter, adjourned the matter until July 6 for mention.
The police charged Mr Lasisi with a count charge of defilement.
The prosecution counsel, Folake Ewe, told the court that the defendant, on March 22, had sexual intercourse with his seven-year-old daughter.
Ewe said the offence was committed in the Aro area, Ilora, in Afijio Local Government Area.
According to her, the offence contravenes section 34 of Oyo State Child Rights Law, 2006.