Lagos Remands Lecturer for Incest

The Lagos State Government through its Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency has arrested a lecturer at the Lagos State University of Technology, formerly known as (LASPOTECH) following a tip off from a Mandated Reporter on the allegation that he was having unlawful sexual intercourse with his biological daughter. The mother of the survivor reported that her husband stopped being intimate with her in 2018 and anytime she tries to address it, it always resulted in him physically assaulting her. According to the information the DSVA gathered, the last abuse happened on the 30th  of December,  2022. Executive Secretary, DSVA decried the rise in cases bordering on Domestic and Sexual violence, particularly, allegations of incest. The lecturer who was  arraigned before Magistrate B. V. Osunsanmi on the 3rd of February, 2023 at the Samuel Ilori Magistrate Court 1, Ogba for allegedly defiling his 10-year-old biological daughter, was also alleged to have been having carnal knowledge of her since 2018. The lecturer’s  plea was not taken, even as 2 count charges were proffered against him, Count 1- Defilement , Section 137 of the criminal law of Lagos State, 2015 and Count2: Sexual Assault by penetration Section 261 of the  criminal law of Lagos State, 2015. He has since been remanded at the Kirikiri Correctional Center, pending the Directorate of Public Prosecution’s legal advice. The case was  adjourned to the 6th of March 2023  Vivour-Adeniyi urged residents to continue to break the Culture of Silence by reporting cases of Abuse. She gave assurance that all forms of abuse are crimes against the State and holistic support would be made available to survivors as  perpetrators will be made to face the full wrath of the law. “We use this medium to reiterate the State Government’s Zero tolerance to all forms of Child Abuse whilst reassuring all Lagos State residents of the commitment of Governor Sanwo Olu in ensuring a Lagos State that is free from all forms of Domestic and Sexual Violence Vivour- Adeniyi said.

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