Tuesday, 3 June 2014
Osun court remands man over rape of minor
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.
Posted by Project Alert On Violence Against Women at 03:48