Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Osun court remands man over rape of minor

An Ile-Ife Magistrates Court in Osun State yesterday remanded one Damilare Oladoja, 25, in prison for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Christian Babatunde, told the court that the accused committed the offence on April 8 at about 10.05 a.m. at Gbelekan area of  Ile-Ife.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Babatunde alleged that the accused, who did not disclose his residential address, had  unlawful sexual intercourse with the minor.

He said the offence was contrary to Section 31 (1) of the Child Rights Law of Osun , 2007  and punishable under Section 2 of the same law.

Magistrate Michael Awe, however did not take the plea of the accused, but ordered that he should be remanded in Ile-Ife prison.

Awe also directed  the defence counsel, Mr. Lekan Babatunde, to file a formal application for his client’s bail. He later adjourned the case till June 30 for  hearing.


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