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Court remands teacher for defiling minor in Oyo

By Moyosore Salami, Ibadan
06 August 2022   |   3:33 am
An Oyo State Family Court sitting in Ibadan, yesterday, ordered that a teacher, Alayoteti Oyebode, accused of defiling a 14 year-old-student of Federal Government Girls’ College...

An Oyo State Family Court sitting in Ibadan, yesterday, 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.

The Oyo State Police Command arraigned Oyebode on a one-count charge bordering on having unlawful sexual intercourse with a 14-year- old student of the school (name withheld).

Counsel to the accused, Oluponna Tunde told the court that the accused was charged for rape, rather than defilement of the child.

The Investigative Police Officer (IPO) from the Oyo State Criminal Investigation Department, in charge of the case, Iyaganku Kehinde Afolabi, told the court that the prosecuting counsel never brought a rape case before the court, rather a case involving a minor, which was purely defilement.

The court urged the prosecuting counsel to do further investigation on the allegation against the teacher and return to the court on the adjourned date to substantiate its claims that the accused defiled a 14-year- old student.

Justice Adetunyibi, consequently, ordered that the accused be remanded at the Abolongo Correctional Centre, adjourned the matter till August 18, 2022 for hearing.