The Magistrate, O.A. Adedayo, ordered that Emmanuel Obott,46, be kept behind bars after finding him guilty on an eight-count charge of assault, battery, and rape.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the plea of Mr. Obott, who raped the girls aged 24 and 22, was not taken.
Enraged by Mr. Obott’s offence, the magistrate called out his family members to enquire whether he had a psychiatric problem. The family members, however, said he had no such ailment.
“It is the most atrocious of crime that could be meted out on one’s flesh and blood. The action of the accused will leave a psychological torture on the girls,” the magistrate said.
Mr. Adedayo advised the family to take the girls to a church for counselling.
The Prosecutor, Chris Takim, a police inspector, had earlier told the court that Mr. Obott, who claimed to be a clearing and forwarding agent, raped his daughters to satisfy his sexual urge.
“On many occasions, he threatened to kill the two girls if they failed to give in to his amorous advances,” Mr. Takim said.
He stated that the accused wilfully destroyed one of the girl’s skirt and blouse valued at N10, 000 in the process of raping her.
Mr. Takim said one of the girls became pregnant for Mr. Obott, who went ahead to obtain an abortion for her, while he flogged the other girl on many occasions for refusing his sexual advances.
Mr. Takim said the unsuspecting mother of the girls had packed out of the house, leaving them behind.
He said the offences, which were committed on April 15 at 3, Jadesola Street, Mende, Maryland, Ikeja, contravened Sections 86, 214, 230, 249, 355, 357 and 360 (d) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State.