27-year-old In Court Over R*pe, Theft, Attempted Murder

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A 27-year-old man, Ojo Babatunde Ayodele, yesterday appeared before Mrs Demi Ajayi in an Ebute Metta magistrate’s court, for r*ping and attempting to kill a 29-year-old woman and stealing her N235,000 worth of items.

The incident was said to have occurred January 23, at 2, Gentleman Close, Okediya, Ikorodu.

In the five-count charge, Ayodele was accused of attempting to kill Folayan Foluke by cutting her with knife while forcefully having s*xual intercourse with her.

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He was also accused of stealing Apple MacBook laptop valued at N215,000, hard disk valued at N15,000 and camera battery valued at N5,000.

He pleaded not guilty.

The accused was granted bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum who should be at least 40 years old, gainfully employed, one of which must be a blood relation.

Mrs Ajayi adjourned the case till March 31, 2014 for further hearing.

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