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Court Remands Man, 25, In Prison For Alleged Rape Of A Minor

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An Iyaganku Magistrates’ court sitting in Ibadan has remanded a 25- year-old man, David Jacob, in prison for allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 16- year-old teenager in Ibadan.

The Magistrate, Mrs Oluwayemisi Enilolobo, gave the order on Wednesday, after she held that her court lacked jurisdiction to adjudicate on the matter.

Enilolobo, therefore, ordered the remand of the accused at Agodi prison pending the advice from the Oyo state Department of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The accused plea was not taken and the magistrate adjourned the case till Jan.12, for mention.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accused, who resides at Olonde estate, Ologuneru, Ibadan, is facing a charge of unlawful carnal knowledge.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Olalekan Adegbite told the court that the accused allegedly had unlawful carnal knowledge of a teenager, 16, without her consent.

Adegbite said, ” the defendant, Jacob happens to be one of the customers who patronised the food canteen operated by the elder brother of the victim, where she help him to sell food.

” David was alleged to have invited the victim to his house where he had unlawful carnal knowledge of her without her consent on Dec.1 8, 2017 at about 12 noon at Olonde estate, Ibadan”, Adegbite said.

Adegbite said the offence contravened Section 357 and punishable under section 358 of the Criminal Code Cap 38 ,Vol.II Laws of Oyo state 2000. (NAN)




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