An Oyo State Family Court sitting in Ibadan has ordered that a teacher, Alayoteti Oyebode, accused of defiling a 14 year-old-student of Federal Government Girls College, Oyo, be remanded in Abolongo Correctional Centre in Oyo town.
Recall that oyoaffairs.net had on July 16, 2022 reported that the Oyo State Police Command had arraigned Oyebode on a one-count charge bordering on having unlawful sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old student.
The sister to the victim had told news men that Alayoteti had been molesting the girl since she was in Junior Secondary School (class three) when she was 12 years old.
“He has damaged the girl physically and psychologically”, she lamented.
At the resumed hearing of the matter on Thursday, counsel to the accused, Barrister Tunde Oluponna, said the accused was charged with rape rather than defilement of a child.
Meanwhile, the Investigating Police Officer in charge of the case, Kehinde Afolabi, from the Oyo State Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku, told the court that the prosecuting counsel never brought a rape case before the court, rather a case involving a minor which is purely defilement.
The court urged the prosecuting counsel to do further investigation on the allegation against the school teacher and return to the court on the adjourned date, to substantiate its claims that the accused defiled a 14-year-old student.
Justice P. O. Adetunyibi consequently ordered that the accused be remanded at Abolongo Correctional Centre, after which the matter was adjourned till August 18, for hearing.