A 55-year-old old man identified as Bashiru Adeyanju, has confessed before a Magistrates’ Court in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, that he and two native doctors raped his teenage daughter because he wanted to become rich. Nigerian man confesses.
The accused, following his arrest on September 11, said he raped his 17-year-old daughter nine times for money ritual. He, however, insisted that he and the native doctors raped her.
Nigerian man confesses
Speaking before the Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Dolapo Akosile, the accused said he is not happy that he was the only one charged to court for the crime.
He said, “We were three people that committed this crime, but I’m surprised that I was the only one police charged to court.”
Speaking further, the accused said he used a white handkerchief to wipe the private part of his daughter after having intercourse with her, as he was instructed by the witchdoctors, so that he could become rich.
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Monica Ikebuilo, told the court that Adeyanju violated Section 31(2) of the Ekiti State Child Rights Law. She sought an adjournment for issuance of legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
The plea of the accused was not taken as his counsel, Mr. Simon Ojo, pleaded for a date of adjournment from the court pending the issuance of the legal advice.
The Magistrate, in her ruling, said: “Don’t worry; others will soon be brought to court.”
She, however, ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody pending advice from the DPP, while she adjourned the case till October 12 for mention.