Man 65 Risks Life Imprisonment For Defiling Own Daughter

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday admitted the security guard, 65-year-old security guard, Yisa Showunmi, to bail in the sum of N200,000 and two sureties in like sum for allegedly defiling four teenagers including his own daughter.

However, when the case was mentioned, Magistrate Mrs B.O Osunsanmi, did not take the plea of Showunmi.

She also ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed and must show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The magistrate directed the police to return the case file to the office of the State Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.

Osunsanmi adjourned the case until August 7 for mention,

The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde told the court that the defendant committed the offence between 2010 and 2019.

He said that the accused defiled four minors who were all 16 year olds.

The prosecution said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 which prescribes life imprisonment for defilement.