Court Remands Tutor For Raping His Student

An Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ile-Ife has remanded one Eronse Balat, (42) in Ilesa Correctional custody for allegedly raping his student (name withheld).

The police prosecutor, Inspector Abdullahi Emmanuel, told the court that the defendant, a teacher at a tutorial college committed the offence on June 11, 2020 around 7:00 am at Eleyele area, Ile-Ife.

According to him, Balat forcefully had canal knowledge of the 23-year-old girl.

The prosecutor insisted that the defendant unlawfully and indecently assaulted his 23-year-old student.

He noted that the offence contravened sections 358 and 360 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

However Balat pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of rape and assault slammed on him.

The Defence Counsel, Mr Alfred Omotayo, pleaded for the bail of his client in most liberal terms with the promise that his client would not jump bail but would produce substantial sureties and stand his case.

Magistrate A.A. Ayeni, ordered for his remand at Ilesa Correctional custody as he adjourned the case until July 28, for hearing.

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