A 16-year-old girl broke her silence after she had had series of abortions and was helplessly losing weight from the trauma.
The girl’s father, Segun Durojaiye, and his brother, Emmanuel Durojaiye, have been allegedly raping the teenager since she was 12 years old.
The duo have been arraigned and charged with incest on Monday before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State.
Segun, 52, who resides at Baba-Benja Street, and Emmanuel, 44, of No. 10, Durojaiye St., all in Oreyo area of Ikorodu, Lagos State, are facing a charge of defilement.
The prosecutor, ASP Ibijoke Akinpelu, told the court that the accused committed the offences between 2014 and 2017 at their residences.
He said the father started sleeping with his daughter in 2014 after she confided in him about her uncle’s inappropriate show of affection.
Akinpelu said after the death of the victim’s stepmother in the same year, she was asked to go and stay a few weeks with her uncle and he began to molest her sexually.
“The case was reported at a police station and the accused were immediately arrested,” she said.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
In her ruling, the magistrate, Mrs Oluwatoyin Oghre, granted the accused bail in the sum of N1m each with two sureties in like sum.
Oghre said the sureties should show evidence of three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
She adjourned the case until March 12.
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