Crime

62 Year-Old, 2 Others Docked for Defilement of Minor

An Osun State Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Osogbo has ordered that a 62-year-old father, Ogungbemi David, his son, Ogungbemi Idowu and Olayiwola Sarafa be remanded at the correctional centre for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl. 

They were arraigned on three-count charge bothering on conspiracy, rape and sexual exploitation. 

The Police Prosecutor, Mr Idoko John told the court that the suspects committed the offence on May 5, 2020, at Ilare-Ijesa in Ijebu-Ijesa. 

He alleged that they conspired amongst themselves to commit a felony, rape and sexual exploitation thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under section 516 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.

The prosecutor explained that the three accused person sexually exploited a 14-year-old girl by jointly and severally having sexual intercourse with her, an act responsible for her three month pregnancy. 

He stated further that at the time of perpetrating the act, the three accused persons were members of the same household.

The three accused person pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against them. 

The defence counsels, Messrs Popoola Yinka and Tunbosun Oladipupo applied for bail for them in the most liberal term and assured the court that they would not jump bail.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Olusegun Ayilara ordered that the accused persons to be remanded in police custody and adjourned the case to next week Monday, 18th May 2020 to rule on bail. 

Adenitan Akinola

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