A family court sitting in Oke Eda, Akure, Ondo State, has sentenced a 58-year-old man, Taiwo Olubayode, to nine years imprisonment without any option of fine for impregnating his 16 year old daughter.

The man, who was said to have committed the offence in Odode-Idanre in Idanre Local Government Area of the state which is also in the Akure Magisterial District, was brought before the court by Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corps and charged on one-count of having incestuous behaviour with his 16-year-old 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 Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corps 2007.
Olubayode pleaded not guilty to the charge on his first arraignment but was later found guilty by the family court after his arraignment and prosecution.
The NSCDC prosecuting officer, Mr Ebriku David, told the court that the victim and her boss came to report Olubayode at the NSCDC’s office in Idanre, and it was discovered that the girl was actually pregnant.
According to him, the case was transferred to Akure division where the victim informed the command that her father was responsible for the pregnancy, saying that Olubayode had earlier confessed to the office at the NSCDC office but made a U-turn at the court.
In her ruling, the magistrate, Mrs O. A Edwin, said the Olubayode was guilty of the offence and sentenced him to nine years imprisonment without option of fine.

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