A 39-year-old alleged rapist, Adebayo Akinola has been arraigned before an Osun State Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo on two counts charge of unlawful sexual intercourse and taking undue advantage of a 16-year-old girl. 

The Police Prosecutor, Mr John Idoko informed the Chief Magistrate that Akinola last week, November 5, 2020 at about 6:30 PM at Ataoja Estate unlawfully had sexual intercourse with a minor by taking undue advantage of her mental and physical condition. 

He stated that the offence committed was contrary to Section 31(1)(2) and 32 of the Child’s Rights Laws of Osun State 2007.

However, the accused person pleaded not guilty to the two counts preferred against him by the police. 

The counsel for the accused, Miss Nkiri Queen made an oral bail application, saying, the accused person is mentally unstable as narrated by his mother. 

The police opposed the oral bail application made by the defence counsel on the ground of the severity of the offence.

The Chief Magistrate, Dr Olusegun Ayilara ordered that the accused person be remanded in Ilesha Correctional Center and adjourned the case to December 9, 2020, for ruling on bail.

Adenitan Akinola


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