Man Remanded in Police Custody over Rape of 17-Year-Old

The Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo the state capital has ordered the remand of Niyi Oluwafemi for having carnal knowledge of a 17-year-old girl in Gbongan in Irewole Local Government, Osun State.

According to the charge sheet, the defendant committed the offence on the17th of May at about 10:00am at Oke-Yidi area, Odeomu in Gbongan.

The Police prosecutor, Mr. Idoko John told the court that the defendant did unlawfully have carnal knowledge of one Abiodun Iyanu. 

The offense committed contrary to and punishable under section 358 and 350 of the criminal code cap 34 Volume ll law of Osun state 2002.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the two counts charges of carnal knowledge and assault leveled against him by the police.

The defense counsel, Mr Tunbosun Oladipupo urged the court to grant his client bail in most liberal terms. 

The prosecutor opposed the bail of the defendant claiming that the victim is in critical situation and receiving treatment in the hospital. 

The Magistrate, Mrs Modupe Awodele ordered the defendant to be remanded in police custody. 

The case was transferred to Gbongan Magistrate court and adjourned the matter till 8th of June, 2020.

Adenitan Akinola

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