Crime

Two Men Remanded In Prison Over Rape Of 16-Year-Old

An Osun Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo the state capital has ordered the remand of a civil servant, Ayenioye Samson, 46, and a theater practitioner, Amoke Tunde, 38, for allegedly raping a teenager.

A Principal State Counsel, Mr Bankole Awoyemi applied to the court to take over the case from the police prosecutor.

According to the charge sheet the suspects were said to have committed the offence in February 2020 at a hotel located in Latona Area of Osogbo.

The two accused persons were alleged to have indecently assaulted and had unlawful carnal knowledge of a sixteen-year-old girl.

The offence is contrary to and punishable under section 31(1) (2) of the Child Right Law of Osun State 2007, section 516 and 360 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol ll Law of Osun State 2002. 

The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the allegations preferred against them.

Defence Counsel, Mrs Abimbola Ige applied for the bail of the accused persons in most liberal terms.

Chief Abimbola further stressed that the accused persons would provide reliable sureties if granted bail.

In his ruling, the Magistrate, Mr Badmus directed the police prosecutor to handover the case file to the State Counsel and ordered the remand of the accused persons in Ilesa Correctional Center.

He thereafter adjourned the case till 4th of November for ruling on bail and November 19, 2020 for hearing.

Adenitan Akinola

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