Court remands 49-year-old man for alleged rape of minor

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An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court has remanded a 49-year-old man, Adedoja Lateef, in prison custody for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl.

Prosecutor Wilson Mereti told the court that the accused committed the offence on Feb. 21, at Ologini village, Ifetedo.

Mereti said the accused, who lives in the same neighbourhood with the victim, lured her to his room on the pretext of sending her for an errand.

He said after getting her into his room, he forcefully had carnal knowledge of her without her consent.

The prosecutor said problems began after the girl had reported the incident to her mother, adding that the offence contravened Section 31(1)(2) of the Child’s Right Law of Osun, 2007.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge and the Chief Magistrate, Adebayo Lasisi, ordered that he be remanded in prison custody and directed his counsel, Bose Dada, to file a formal bail application.

The case was to April 2, for mention.

 

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