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57-year-old man remanded for allegedly raping minor in Osun

A 57-year-old man identified as Moses Oloko has been remanded by a magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state for allegedly raping a minor.

During the proceeding, a police prosecutor identified as Taiwo Adegoke disclosed that the defendant unlawfully and indecently assaulted a 12-year-old girl in Ejigbo.

Adegoke also alleged that the defendant sexually exploited the minor with N100 and had carnal knowledge of her more than ten times.

According to the charge sheet, the offences committed were contrary and punishable under sections 360, 31 (1)( and 32 of the Child’s Right Act, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2007.

According to Taiwo, the defendant did commit the offence on May 25, 2020 at about 10:30am at Oke-Mission Area, Ejigbo.

However, the defendant’s plea, who is facing three counts charges, was not taken by the court.

Applying for his client bail in most liberal terms, the defence counsel identified as Soji Oyetayo said he would not jump bail if granted.

Magistrate Risikat Olayemi in her ruling denied the application and ordered the remand of the defendant in police custody.
She then adjourned the matter till June 9, 2020 for mention.
 
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