Ibadan Family Court Remands Two Men for Allegedly Raping 14-Year-Old Girl

Patricia Adetuyibi, the Chief Magistrate of the Family Court in Iyaganku, Ibadan has on Thursday remanded two men, James Thomas and Segun Adesina for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl.

Ms Adetuyibi, who did not take the plea of the defendants due to lack of jurisdiction, ordered their remand at Abolongo Correctional Facility in Oyo Town.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Folake Ewe told the court that 35-year-old Thomas between January and July at Oke-Ola in Ejioku area of Ibadan allegedly had unlawful sexual intercourse with the girl.

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Ms Ewe said the defendant allegedly committed the offence without her consent.

She said that 61-year-old Adesina, sometimes in 2021 in the same address, also allegedly had unlawful sexual intercourse with the victim without her consent.

Ms Ewe said the offences contravened Section 34 of the Oyo State Child Rights Law 2006. 

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She directed that the case file should be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions in the Oyo State Ministry of Justice for advice.

Ms Adetuyibi therefore adjourned the matter until October 20 for mention.

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