A 52-year-old man, Segun Durojaiye, has been sleeping with his own 16-year-old daughter since 2014.

His 44-year-old brother, Emmanuel Durojaiye has also been sleeping with the girl.

It all started after the death of the victim’s stepmother in 2014. She was asked to go and stay a few weeks with her uncle and he began to molest her sexually.

The little girl confided in her father about her uncle’s inappropriate show of affection, but rather than help, Daddy joined in the shameful act.

“The victim broke her silence after she had had a series of abortions and was helplessly losing weight from the trauma.

“The case was reported at a police station and the accused were immediately arrested,” ASP Ibijoke Akinpelu said on Monday before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State.

Segun, who resides at Baba-Benja Street, and Emmanuel of No. 10, Durojaiye St, all in Oreyo area of Ikorodu, Lagos State, are facing a charge of defilement.

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The prosecutor, told the court that the accused committed the offences between 2014 and 2017 at their residences.

The offences contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised). Section 137 prescribes life imprisonment for child rape.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

In her ruling, the magistrate, Mrs Oluwatoyin Oghre, granted the accused bail in the sum of N1 million each with two sureties in like sum.

She said one of the sureties should be a Level 15 officer who has a titled document or a traditional ruler.

Oghre said the sureties should show evidence of three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government (LASG).

She adjourned the case until March 12 for mention.

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