RAPE: 35-YR OLD VICTIM LANDS IN HOSPITAL WHILE 19-YR OLD RAPIST LANDS IN PRISON

A Magistrates’ Court has remanded in prison custody a 19-yearold man, John Julius, for allegedly raping 35-yearold lady at Efon Alaaye in Efon Local Government Srea of Ekiti State.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Bayo Ajiboye, said the accused committed the offence on July 12 in the town. He said Julius raped the woman, currently hospitalised, while returning from the farm.

The prosecutor added that the offence was punishable under Section 358 of the Criminal Code, Cap C 16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012. He also told the court that the duplicate file of the case had been sent to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.

The plea of the accused was not taken as his counsel, Mr. Timi Omotosho, sought a short date of adjournment. The magistrate, Modupe Afeniforo, ordered the accused remanded in prison till the outcome of advice from DPP. Afeniforo adjourned the case till August 19 for further hearing.

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