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Ibadan court remands motorcyclist accused of rape, beheading of five-year-old


An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday remanded a commercial motorcyclist, Gbenga Oduola, at the Agodi Correctional Centre for allegedly raping his female passenger and beheading her five-year-old son. The plea of the 37-year-old defendant was not taken by the court.

The Chief Magistrate, Emmanuel Idowu, remanded the defendant pending the receipt of legal advice from the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution.

He adjourned the case till February 25, 2020 for mention.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Oduola of Imeleke Road, Lawal Estate, Igboora, was arraigned on a two-count charge of rape and murder. According to the prosecutor, Cpl. Bewaji Ojo, Oduola on December 8 at about 9:00p.m. at Imeleke road, Igboora, allegedly had unlawful carnal knowledge of one Bose Jimoh, 34, without her consent.

“The victim was alleged to have boarded the motorcycle of Oduola at Oja-Oba market in Igboora in Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State. Oduola allegedly diverted the woman and her son to his house and raped her three times. On December 9, at about 6:00p.m., Oduola was alleged to have unlawfully caused the death of Bose’s son, Ramadan Fadeyi, aged five, by cutting off his head with a cutlass,” Ojo said.

He said the offences contravened Sections 357 and 316 and punishable under Sections 358 and 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

Meanwhile, for allegedly defiling his colleague’s nine-old girl, a 47-year-old utility officer, Ubregbo Parmer, was on Monday in Lagos remanded at Kirikiri Custodial Centre. Magistrate B.O Osunsanmi, who gave the order in Ikeja, however, did not take the plea of the defendant.

Osunsanmi said that Parmer should be remanded pending advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions. Parmer, who resides at Magodo, Lagos, was charged with defilement.
He allegedly committed the offence on December 10 inside his office at Magodo, according to the Prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde.

Ayorinde said that the defendant had canal knowledge of the minor when her father left her in his office. “The defendant’s colleague brought his daughter to the office and left her there to attend to other things. The defendant quickly removed her pant and had sexual intercourse with her. The girl told her father what the defendant did to her,” he said.

The prosecutor said that the father of the minor reported the case to the police. NAN reports that defilement violates Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, and punishable with up to life imprisonment. The case has been adjourned until January 24, for mention.

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