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Bus conductor remanded in prison over alleged rape in Delta

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Tunde Ladipo made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos. He said that a number of inmates were still in prison for inability to pay fines.

A bus conductor, Ndidi Chuks, 27, was yesterday ordered to be remanded in prison custody by an Asaba Magistrate Court for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl (name withheld).

In a three-count charge of felony, rape and having carnal knowledge of a teenager, Police Prosecutor, Ndidi Ahamefelu, told the court that the accused person, some time in August this year, forcefully had a carnal knowledge of the victim without her consent, which contradicts Section 358 of the Criminal Code of Delta State.

He further alleged that the suspect also stabbed one Ms. Agnes Sylvester, thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 355 of the Criminal Code of Delta State.

The presiding Magistrate, Mrs. Faith .O. Kalu, refused to take plea from the accused and order him to be remanded in Ogwashi-Uku Prisons.

Mrs. Kalu ordered that the case file be duplicated and handed over to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice and adjourned the case until a later date in this month for hearing.



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