A family court in Oke-Eda, Akure, Ondo State has sentenced one Taiwo Olubayode to nine years imprisonment with hard labour for impregnating his 16-year-old daughter on Oke-Ijebu Street, Odode- Idanre, in the Idanre Local Government Area of the state.
The 56-year-old convict was charged with one count of having incestuous relationship with his daughter.
The offence, according to the prosecutor, was contrary to and punishable under sections 31 (1) and 31 (2) of the Ondo State Child’s Right Law of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, 2007.
The accused had pleaded not guilty.
The NSCDC prosecuting officer, Mr. Ebriku David however informed the court that the victim and her boss reported the case to the NSCDC’s office in Idanre, when it was discovered that the girl was pregnant.
Mr. David said the case was transferred to the Akure division of the corps, where the victim told the command that her father was responsible for the pregnancy. He also told the court that the convict had earlier confessed at the NSCDC office that he committed the offence.
Presiding magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Edwin, in her ruling, said it was a shame that the convict had an incestuous affair with his own daughter. She therefore sentenced him to nine years’ imprisonment with hard labour without option of fine.