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Man, teenager remanded over defilement of minors in Ekiti

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A 25-year-old man, Segun Ige, who allegedly defiled a six-year-old girl, has been remanded at the Correctional Centre by an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The defendant, of no fixed address, is standing trial on a one-count charge of rape. The prosecutor, Inspector Caleb Leramo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on June 13 in Oloje-Ekiti.

Leramo said the defendant, who lived in the neighborhood, defiled the girl when her parents were not at home. He said the offence contravened Section 31(2) of Child’s Right Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The prosecutor urged the court to remand the defendant in the correctional centre pending legal advice from the office of Director of Public Prosecution (DPP). The plea of the defendant was not taken.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Abdulhamid Lawal, consequently adjourned the case till July 9 for mention.
In a related development, an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court yesterday remanded an 18-year-old Kunle Amujo at the Correctional Centre in Ado-Ekiti over alleged sexual abuse. The defendant, whose address was not provided, is being tried for sexual abuse.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Monica Ikebuilo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on May 18 in Odo-Oro Ekiti, Ekiti State. She alleged that the defendant sexually abused a four-year-old girl.

Ikebuilo said the offence contravened Section 32(2) of Child’s Right Laws of Ekiti State, 2012. The prosecutor urged the court to remand the defendant in the correctional centre pending legal advice from the office of Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The plea of the defendant was not taken. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adefumike Anoma, ordered the remand of the defendant at the correctional centre pending issuance of legal advice.


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