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An Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrates ’ Court on Thursday ordered the remand of a 29 -year – old man, Olaleye Jimoh , at the Correctional Centre in Ado -Ekiti for allegedly raping a 50 – year -old woman.

The defendant is standing trial in the court on a count charge of raping.
Police prosecutor , Inspector Oriyomi Akinwale , told the court on Thursday that the defendant, who was suspected to have raped the 50 -year – old woman , was arrested on January 24 , 2021 , at Odo – Owa Ekiti within Ikole Ekiti Magistrate District on or about January 22 , 2021 .

Akinwale said , “ The offence is punishable under Section 358 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ekiti State 2012 .”
The police prosecutor , however , urged the court for a short adjournment to allow him to duplicate the case file to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice .
The defendant was represented in court by Barr . Busuyi Ayorinde.

The Magistrate , Mrs Adefunmike Anoma , ordered that the defendant be remanded at the Correctional Centre in Afao Road , Ado-Ekiti, and adjourned the case till March 4 , 2021 , for mention.

Source – PUNCH


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