20-Year-Old Man Jailed For Raping Friend’s Neighbour In Ibadan

An Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan on Monday jailed a 20-year-old man identified as Musa Salimon, at the Agodi Correctional facility, for allegedly raping his friend’s neighbour as the police charged him of an undisclosed address with a one-count charge of rape.

The Magistrate, Mrs O. A. Enilolobo, who did not take the plea of the suspect due to lack of jurisdiction, ordered his remand at Agodi Correctional facility, Ibadan, as she stated that the remand is pending the outcome of the case file at the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), after which she adjourned the matter till Oct. 18, for mention.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Olusegun Adegboye, told the court that on Aug. 6, at about 4:00p.m at Oriyangi area, Ogbere, Ibadan, Salimon unlawfully had carnal knowledge of one T. Sunday who is said to be 18 years old, without her consent.

Adegboye said the victim lent her cellphone charger to her neighbour to retrieve it later.

”When she went to pick the charger, a friend to the victim’s neighbour allegedly raped her,” he added.

He said the offence is contrary to Section 357 and punishable under section 358 of the Criminal Code laws of Oyo State, 2000.

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