An Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered the remand of a 29-year-old man, Olaleye Jimoh, at the Correctional Centre in Ado-Ekiti for allegedly raping a 50-year-old woman.
The defendant is standing trial in the court on a count charge of raping.
Police prosecutor, Inspector Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court on Thursday that the defendant, who was suspected to have raped the 50-year-old woman, was arrested on January 24, 2021, at Odo-Owa Ekiti within Ikole Ekiti Magistrate District on or about January 22, 2021.
Akinwale said, “The offence is punishable under Section 358 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ekiti State 2012.”
The police prosecutor, however, urged the court for a short adjournment to allow him to duplicate the case file to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.
The defendant was represented in court by Barr. Busuyi Ayorinde.
The Magistrate, Mrs Adefunmike Anoma, ordered that the defendant be remanded at the Correctional Centre in Afao Road, Ado-Ekiti, and adjourned the case till March 4, 2021, for mention.