Judiciary

Ekiti Court Refers Two Rape Victims For Medical Therapy

An Ekiti State Chief Magistrate Court, sitting in Ado Ekiti has in a separate charge ordered the remand of two accused persons Deji Oke (35) and Ogunmiloyo Kehinde (22) in the Nigerian Correctional Center, Ado Ekiti for raping 11 and 13 year old girls.

In her ruling Magistrate, Olufunke Anoma said She found it difficult to overlook reports of rape and sexual assault on female children, which has now become recurring decimal on daily basis.

She explained that, the social enigma demands more urgent and proactive action from all stakeholders involved in child care delivery.

Magistrate Anoma ordered the remand of the duo in the custody of Nigerian correctional services and adjourned the matter to 18/03/21 for mention.

The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Olubu Apata told the court that the act was committed on 23/02/21 in Ado Ekiti.

He said the offence was punishable under section 31 of the Child Right Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The rape victims were later referred to the State Sexual and Harassment Referral Center for medical examination and psychological therapy.

Olaniyi Alade

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