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Court remands taxi driver for alleged attempted robbery, rape

By Guardian Nigeria
23 January 2023   |   10:48 am
A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting at Iyaganku, Ibadan, on Monday ordered that a 37-year-old taxi driver, Ibrahim Ramoni be remanded for alleged armed robbery and rape. Ramoni was remanded over alleged attempted rape of a serving female National Youth Service Corps member in Oyo State. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Munirat Giwa-Babalola, who did not take…

A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting at Iyaganku, Ibadan, on Monday ordered that a 37-year-old taxi driver, Ibrahim Ramoni be remanded for alleged armed robbery and rape.

Ramoni was remanded over alleged attempted rape of a serving female National Youth Service Corps member in Oyo State.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Munirat Giwa-Babalola, who did not take the plea of the suspect for lack of jurisdiction.

She said the remand is pending legal advice from the Oyo State Ministry of Justice .

Giwa-Babalola adjourned the matter until March 2, for mention.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Olufemi Omilana, Ramoni on Jan. 2, at about 8.p.m along Ido Road, Railway Station via Omi – Adio, Ibadan, unlawfully attempted to rape 29 -year old female corps member.

Omilana said the offence contravened Section 359 of Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2000.

Meanwhile, in a separate charge before the same court, Ramoni allegedly stole Techno Spark 8c cell phone worth N85, 000 from his victim.

Omilana said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 401 and punishable under Section 402 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2000.

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