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Man remanded for allegedly raping mentally challenged girl

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ court sitting in Ibadan, on Wednesday, ordered that, Momodu Okunola who allegedly raped a mentally challenged girl, be remanded in a correctional centre, pending legal advice.

The 25-year old man, who lives in Omi-Adio, Ibadan was charged with rape.

Chief Magistrate O.O. Ogunkanmi, did not take the plea of the defendant as the court had no Jurisdiction to entertain the matter.

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Ogunkanmi who ordered that Momodu be remanded in Agodi Correctional Centre, also ordered that the case file be returned to the Director of Public Prosecution ( DPP).

She  adjourned the matter until Feb. 7 , for mention.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Sikiru Opaleye, told the court that on Jan. 8, at about 11: 30a.m., Momodu allegedly raped a mentally challenged woman.

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The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 218 of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol .II, Laws of Oyo State 2000.

 

 

NAN

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