A 56-year-old man, Abdullahi Zakari, who allegedly had sexual intercourse with his 18-year-old daughter, is to remain behind bars pending the perfection of his bail condition, a Lagos court has ruled.
A Surulere Magistrates’ Court, which gave the order, said the man should be remanded in Ikoyi Prisons until the bail conditions were met.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Magistrate, M.I. Dan-Oni, had admitted the accused to a bail of N500,000 with two responsible sureties in like sum.
One of the sureties, she said, must be a blood relation of the accused and the other must be living in his own house.
In addition, the magistrate said the sureties must show evidence of tax payment to Lagos State Government.
Zakari, who lives at No.42, Gaskiya St., Ijora-Badia in the Apapa area of Lagos state, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
But the prosecutor, Sergeant Anthonia Osayande told the court that the accused committed the offence at his apartment between February and August.
“It is a shameful act that should not be condoned. This is a serious offence and an abomination. The complainant said her father used to fondle her breast anytime she was in the room. The accused had sex with the daughter against her wish,” she said.
The offence contravened Section 258 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The case was adjourned to September 19 for mention.