A 37-year old security guard, Wasiu Orilonise, who maculated his 15-year old daughter, has opened up that he did it after he lost his wife in order to verify her virginity and protect her.
According to the defendant disclosed this before the Magistrates Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Orilonise urged the Court not to charge him as he had carnal knowledge of the victim for protection and to confirm if she was still a virgin.
The accused was call before court on an account of having unlawful lustful knowledge of his daughter. The prosecutor; Mr. Sunday Ogunremi, told the Court that the accused had sometime in December, 2018, at Omo village, Agbofieti, Ibadan, in the Ibadan Magisterial District, raped the victim without her knowledge.
Ogunremi said that the crime was contrary to and punishable under Section 34, sub-sections 1 and 2 of the Child Rights Law of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2006.
The advocate of the accused was however, not taken during the arraignment.
When the Chief Magistrate; Mr. Taiwo Olaniran, requested to know what pushed him into defiling his biological daughter, the defendant, Orilonise, said that since he lost his wife a few years ago, he had been taking care of the victim and her siblings. He told the Court that he committed the act in order to protect his daughter.
Orilonise said the incident happened when he was trying to checkmate if the victim had lost her virginity, adding that upon discovering that she was still a virgin, he started having sex with her steadily before she would leave for school and at night.
The Magistrate scolded fathers, who were fond of sexually abusing their daughters and other under-aged girls, saying they were granting the devil a chance to use them in destroying the society.
He then, ordered that the accused be arrested in Agodi Prison pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions and adjourned the case till July 30, 2019.