By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
A 32-year-old father of five, Mohammed Ahmed has been remanded in prison by a Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state for allegedly raping her first daughter.
Magistrate H.O Bashiru ordered the accused to be remanded in Ilesha prison after he pleaded not guilty to the one count of rape pressed against him by the Police.
The Police prosecutor, Inspector Duro Adekunle had informed the court that the accused committed the offence in April, 2015 at Ifelodun street in Osogbo.
Adekunle then argued in a charge sheet obtained by our correspondent that the accused had committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 31(1) and section 31(1)(2) of the child’s Right law of Osun state.
Meanwhile, Ahmed, arrested and paraded last year by officials of the Osun State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) had confessed that he raped his 14-year-old daughter only 6 times and not more than that.
The accused also confessed to have started having sex with his daughter since April, 2015 before he was apprehended in September, 2015.
He had confessed during his parade that: “I have two wives. The first had left and she gave birth to three children. The second wife gave birth to two children before she died.
“This one is the first child of my first wife. I don’t know what came over me in April when I started having sex with my daughter. I had sex with her only six times since April 2015.”
The Head, Public Relations and Protocol Unit of the NSCDC, Mr. Wale Folarin, told our correspondent that the command was alerted to the man’s act by one of his neighbours. The neighbour said that he used to hear the cry of the girl every night.
When confronted, the girl admitted that her father had been raping her. The NSCDC however handed Ahmed to the police.