A 23-year-old man that goes by the name Tobi Aremu, has been remanded in prison custody by an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly raping a 5-year-old girl (name withheld).
Police prosecutor, Sgt. Bankole Olasunkanmi, told the court that Aremu committed the offence on September 20 at Efon Alaaye.
He said the accused, on the said date, unlawfully defiled the minor which led to her being hospitalized for the bruises sustained during the attack.
The offence, according to Sgt. Olasunkanmi contravened Section 218 of the Criminal Code Cap C16, Laws of Ekiti State 2012.
He added that the case file has been forwarded to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.
Counsel to the accused, Chris Omokhafe, sought for a short adjournment pending the legal advice from the office of the DPP.
Presiding Chief Magistrate Idowu Ayenimo who expressed concern on the soaring rate of rape of minors across the country failed to take the the accused’s plea and subsequently ordered him to be remanded at the Federal Prisons, Ado Ekiti till the outcome of advice from the DPP.
He subsequently adjourned the case to November 4 for further hearing.