An ugly incident occurred as man named Paul Akpederi aged 52 on Wednesday, pleaded guilty for raping his 16-year-old daughter when he was brought before court at Ikeja.
Akpederi and victim’s mother had divorced, but the girl lived with him.
The police uttered that the suspect committed the crime between 2012 and 2017.
According to an online report, Akpederi has forcefully been having sex with his daughter for three years.
The charge read, “That you, Paul Akpederi, sometime in 2012 till date on Adegbite Street, off Otunubi Road, Okuta, Ikorodu, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did forcefully and unlawfully defile your daughter, aged 16, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.”
However, his counsel, Mrs. A.O. Gbadamosi, allegedly said the suspect was mentally-ill and appealed to the magistrate to allow him to undergo medical examination.
The defendant’s elder brother, Anthony Akpederi, supported the counsel.
The court has adjourned the matter till December 6, 2017 in order to find out the man’s mental state.