“Both have sexually assaulted the girl on different occasions; father and son took turns to defile her.

“When the girl had the opportunity, she ran to her mother ‘s house and told her what she has been going through — persistent sexual assault.”

Heartless, brutal and senseless. These words best describe the reaction of the Judge and those present in court when the prosecutor made his opening statement on Monday.

The accused - 56-year-old Sunday Adimagwu, and his son, Kenneth, 21, were on Monday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court. 

The father is facing sexual assault charges by the state after he raped his own daughter while his son also had sex with his half-sister.

Both the father, a driver, and the son, a trader, live at 4, Ilogbo Street, Ajangbadi, Okokomaiko, a suburb of Lagos.

The Prosecutor, Clifford Ogu told the court that the offences were committed between September 2016 to April 2017 at the apartment of the accused.

Ogu said the 12-year-old girl had been staying with her father and the step-mother following a separation between her mother and father. 

Feeling offended by their alleged deeds, the child's mother reported to the police. The duo, however , pleaded not guilty to the charge.

In her ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Taiwo Akanni, granted the accused bail in the sum of 250,000 naira each with two sureties each in like sum.

The case has been adjourned until June 19.