Court Remands 20-Year-Old Man in Prison for Allegedly Raping Friend’s Neighbour in Ibadan

An Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan on Monday, remanded a 20-year old man, Musa Salimon, at the Agodi Correctional facility for allegedly raping his friend’s neighbour.

The police charged Musa of an undisclosed address, on one-count of rape.

The Magistrate, Mrs O. A. Enilolobo, who did not take the plea of the suspect due to lack of jurisdiction, ordered his remand at Agodi Correctional facility, Ibadan.

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Enilolobo said that the remand is pending the outcome of the case file at the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The Prosecution Counsel, Olusegun Adegboye, told the court that on Aug. 6, at about 4:00p.m at Oniyangi area, Ogbere, Ibadan, Salimon allegedly unlawfully had carnal knowledge of one T. Sunday, 18, without her consent.

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Adegboye said the victim lent her cellphone charger to her neighbour to retrieve it later.

“When she went to pick the charger, a friend to the victim’s neighbour allegedly raped her,” he added.

He said the offence is contrary to Section 357 and punishable under Section 358 of the Criminal Code laws of Oyo State, 2000.

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Magistrate Enilolobo thereafter, adjourned the matter till Oct. 18, for mention.


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