A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State has remanded a 55-year-old old man, Bashiru Adeyanju, after he confessed that two native doctors instructed him to have sex with his 17-year-old daughter as part of a money-making ritual.
Tribune reports that Adeyanju confessed that he had slept with the daughter about nine times while the native doctors also had carnal knowledge of her all in the ritual process.
Adeyanju who said he his quest to make it in life led him into sleeping with his daughter, however, said he was not happy that he was the only one charged to court for the crime while the native doctors are still free men.
“We were three people that committed this crime, but I’m surprised that I was the only one police charged to court.”
The presiding magistrate, Mrs. Dolapo Akosile, assured him that the others would soon be arrested and prosecuted:
“Don’t worry; others will soon be brought to court.”
According to Adeyanju, he was given a white handkerchief by the herbalists which he used to wipe the private part of his daughter after having intercourse with her as he was instructed by the witchdoctors so that he could become rich but despite having sex with her several times, he was yet to become rich.
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Monica Ikebuilo, had earlier told the court that Adeyanju violated Section 31(2) of the Ekiti State Child Rights Law and sought an adjournment for the issuance of legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
The plea of the accused was not taken as his counsel, Mr. Simon Ojo, pleaded for a date of adjournment from the court pending the issuance of the legal advice.
In the end, Magistrate Akosile ordered that he should be remanded in prison custody pending advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution [DPP], while the case was adjourned until October 12, 2017.
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