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Court Remands 72-Year-Old, One Other Over Alleged Rape Of Minor



Court Remands 72-Year-Old, One Other Over Alleged Rape Of Minor

An Ekiti State Chief Magis­trate’s Court docket in Ado Ekiti, the state capital has ordered the detention of two males over the alleged rape of a minor.


One of many alleged cul­prits is a 72-year-old man recognized as Gesture Omo­lade; whereas the opposite is Ayo­deji Adejugbe, 42.


The courtroom ordered that the duo be remanded in a custo­dial centre over the alleged rape of the minor. The de­fendants have been charged with conspiracy and rape.


This was disclosed by the Police prosecutor, Inspector Olubu Apata. Particularly, Apata said that the sus­pects raped the 17-year-old a number of instances in Ado Ekiti; including that this had oc­curred between July and August 2021.


“The defendants took her to Room Two within the hospital the place she was an appren­tice as a nurse… They’d sexual activity together with her; with the promise of giving her N10,000 to ensure that she did not tell anyone.


“The offences run con­trary to Part 31 of the Little one Rights Regulation of Ekiti State, 2012,” he said.


Thereafter, the prosecutor prayed the courtroom to remand the suspects; pending the discharge of authorized recommendation from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions. The request was granted by the Chief Justice of the Peace, Saka Afunso, who ordered their detention.


Consequently, he advert­journed the case until October 5, 2021 for point out.

In a associated improvement, the Lagos State Fee­er for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo has disclosed the rampant nature of un­der-age ladies’ abuse within the state; noting that one out of 4 ladies shall be abused in Lagos earlier than the age of 18.


Onigbanjo, who’s Chair­man, Lagos State Home and Sexual Violence Re­sponse Staff (DSVRT), mentioned this in Ikeja on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.


He spoke throughout a information convention commemorating September because the Home and Sexual Violence Conscious­ness Month.


‘‘Current statistics con­ducted by the Lagos State Authorities in partnership with UNICEF reveals that one in 4 ladies could be abused earlier than the age of 18 years previous.


‘‘Additionally, one in 10 boys could be abused earlier than the age of 18 years previous,” he mentioned.