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Six pupils alleged to have gang-raped a female colleague denied bail

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An Iwo Road Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan on Friday denied bail to six secondary school students who were alleged to have raped a female colleague.

The students: Akeem Abee, 17, Olaiya Faruq, 16, Kazeem Awal, 16, Ajao Waris, 17, Alamu Boluwatife, 17, and Dauda Mubarak, 17, are facing trial for conspiracy and rape.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Taiwo Oladiran, said the magistrate court does not have jurisdiction to hear the case.

Oladiran said:

We all have powers; the issue of their age range of between 16 and 17 years is very important.

” If we have a very good correctional centre for minors where they can be corrected, they would have been held there.

” Even though the defendants are minors, they are to be remanded at Agugu police station pending receipt of legal advice from the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution,” he said.

The magistrate, thereafter, adjourned the matter till Dec 13 for mention.

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Earlier, the defence counsel, Mrs Christy Gbadeyanka, had asked the court to take the pleas of the defendants and grant them bail, citing some precedents.

She argued that defendants were minors and keeping them with criminals would affect them negatively.

Gbadeyanka said the defendants had learnt their lesson while in the police custody.

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She added that the defendants would not jump bail if released to reliable sureties, adding that the sureties would ensure they were available for their trial.

The defence counsel also submitted that the defendants were first-time offenders and had no previous criminal records.

At the arraignment of the students, the Prosecutor, ASP Sunday Ogunremi, had alleged that the defendants on Nov. 17 at 6.00 pm at Lagelu Grammar School, Ibadan, had unlawful carnal knowledge of one female student.

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He said that the offences contravened Sections 516 and 485 of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

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Mechanic docked over alleged motorcycle theft

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A 28-year-old mechanic, Amos Raphael on Friday appeared before an Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State for allegedly stealing a motorcycle worth N170,000.

Raphael,  whose address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing, to which he pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Zedekiah Orogbemi told the court that the defendant committed the offenses with one other still at large, on July 2, at  7.30 p.m., along Okitipupa-Erinje Road in Okitipupa.

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Orogbemi said that the defendant stole a blue Qlink motorcycle with registration number Ondo KTP 341 JA, engine number DRJ34942, from where it was parked, the property of Mr. Kingsley Agboje.

The Prosecutor said the offenses contravened Sections 516 and 390(9) of the Criminal  Law of Ondo State, 2006.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Musa Al-Yunu,  granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200, 000 with one surety in like sum.

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Al-Yunu said that the surety should show evidence of a year’s tax payment to the Ondo State  Government.

He said that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

Al-Yunu adjourned the case until Aug. 24 for mention.

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Teacher who raped pastor’s daughter, 10, sentenced to life imprisonment 

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A teacher, Omotayo Adanlawo has been sentenced to life imprisonment by Ondo State High Court for raping a 10-year-old girl.

The judge, Justice Samuel Bola, who gave the judgement, said the defendant failed to give convincing evidence and testimony to prove his innocence in the rape allegations.

The sexual assault incident occured on August 24 2018. Adanlawo who used to attend the girl’s father’s church, allegedly went to the victim’s house at Iju in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State when she was alone and raped her after which he threatened her not to tell anyone else she will die.

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After the incident, the victim was said to have complained of stomach pains as she could not walk afterwards. Her mother took her to a hospital for examination where it was revealed that the girl had been raped.

According to a family source, after rigorous interrogation, the little girl opened up and said Adanlawo had sexual intercourse with her.

The case was then reported at Iju-Itaogbolu Divisional Headquarters before being transfered to Ala area command, and a medical report revealed that there was actual penetration into the 10-year-old girl’s private part.

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Adanlawo, in his statement before the police, claimed the young girl told him to lay on her after asking for 50 naira and chinchin, but during cross examination he claimed that he was at his home at the time of the incident.

He also claimed to be battling with hernia and as such was not medically fit to have had sexual intercourse with the girl.

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Justice Bola in his judgement, however, said the prosecution was able to prove there was penetration in the rape allegation against Adanlawo.

He also said the defendant gave no medical report to prove his condition as well as any evidence to suggest he was in his house as claimed on the day of the incident.

The Judge subsequently sentenced Adanlawo to life imprisonment in line with section 358 of the crimanal laws of Ondo State.

 

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Teacher jailed for life for raping his pastor’s 10-year-old daughter in Akure

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Justice Samuel Bola of an Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure, the capital of Ondo State, has sentenced a teacher, Omotayo Adanlawo, to life imprisonment for raping a 10-year-old girl.

Justice Bola said the defendant failed to give convincing evidence and testimony to prove his innocence in the rape allegations.

It was gathered that on August 24 2018, Adanlawo who used to attend the girl’s father’s church, went to the victim’s house at Iju in Akure North Local Government Area of the state while she was alone and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her after which he threatened her not to tell anyone else she will die.

After the incident, the victim was said to have complained of stomach pains as she could not walk afterwards prompting her mother to take her to a hospital for examination where it was revealed that the girl had been defiled.

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After rigorous interrogation, the little girl opened up and said her father’s church member, Adanlawo, had sexual intercourse with her.

The case was then reported at Iju-Itaogbolu Divisional Headquarters before being transferred to Ala area command, and a medical report revealed that there was actual penetration into the 10-year-old girl’s private part.

Based on the legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution, Adanlawo was dragged before Justice Samuel Bola on a one-count charge of rape contrary to Section 357 and punishable under Section 358 of the Criminal Law of Ondo state.

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While the prosecution led by a state counsel, Stella Adegoke called five witnesses including the victim and her mother, the defendant was the only one who stood for himself.

Adanlawo in his statement before the police claimed the young girl told him to lay on her after asking for 50 naira and ‘chinchin’, but during cross-examination, he had claimed that he was at home at the time of the incident.

He also claimed to be battling with hernia and as such was not medically fit to have had sexual intercourse with the girl.

Justice Bola in his judgement, however, said the prosecution was able to prove there was penetration in the rape allegation against Adanlawo.

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He also said the defendant gave no medical report to prove his condition as well as any evidence to suggest he was in his house as claimed on the day of the incident.

The Judge subsequently sentenced Adanlawo to life imprisonment in line with section 358 of the criminal laws of Ondo State.

Reacting to the judgement, the Attorney General and State Commissioner for Justice, Adekola Olawoye said the judgement had shown that it would not be business as usual for paedophiles in the state.

Recall that a middle-aged man, Blessing Kingsley was on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment by a High Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital, for raping a 14-year-old girl.

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