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Court Jails Man For Sleeping With Own 13-year-old Daughter

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A man, Mr Eshiet Promise, who has  been arrested and charged before the Magistrate for sleeping with his 13-year-old daughter, said he was  tempted by his daughter’s beauty and was forced to sleep with her continually for the past three years in Lagos.

It was reported that the incident happened at Ogbeni Street in Sangotedo in Ajah area of Lagos where they resided.

LEADERSHIP Weekend gathered that the suspect started sleeping with his daughter in the year 2015; he deflowered her when she was 10 before the information leaked and he was arrested over the dastardly act.

It was reported that the victim became tired of the trauma and exposed him, which led to his arrest by the police in the area.

The matter was transferred to the police operatives at Gender Section of the State Command, Lagos. Mr Promise was arrested and detained at the Command while the victim was also rescued and sent to protective custody for rehabilitation.

During interrogation, Mr Promise further said that when he was doing it, it never occurred to him that it was an abomination but now having reflected on what he did, he was ashamed of the act.

The police found him culpable and charged him before the Ogba Magistrate court for defilement.

The prosecutor, Mr Christopher John, informed the court that the defendant was the biological father of the victim and the matter was a case of incest.

The Presiding Magistrate, Mr Peter Nwaka, rejected his plea and denied him bail but ordered him to be remanded in prison custody.

The court also directed the prosecutor to duplicate his file and send to DPP for advice.

It was gathered that the outcome of DPP advice would determine the fate of Mr Promise and if he was found culpable, the matter would be transferred to the State High Court.

Mr Promise may spend the rest of his life in prison if he is found guilty because it is a case of felony which attracts a life sentence.


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