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An Iyaganku Senior Magistrates’ Court, sitting at Ibadan, on Thursday, remanded a 30-year-old farmer, Moses Odeh, in Agodi Correctional Centre, Ibadan, for alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl.

The Senior Magistrate, Mrs Munirat Giwa-Babalola, did not take the plea of the defendant.

She ordered Odeh to be remanded in the Agodi Correctional Centre pending the outcome of the case file, which she ordered to be sent to the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) for advice.

Giwa-Babalola , thereafter, adjourned the matter till Jan. 30, 2020, for mention.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Odeh was a farmer at Gbada village, via Ido town, Ibadan.

The Police Prosecutor, ASP Sunday Fatola, told the court that the defendant, on Nov. 8, 2018, had unlawful carnal knowledge of a 17-year old girl, after threatening her with a cutlass.

Fatola said that the defendant was alleged to have approached the girl to befriend him, but that she rejected his overtures.

“On Nov. 8, 2018, the victim allegedly went to ease herself on a footpath, unknown to her the defendant was trailing behind her. The defendant allegedly overpowered her and raped her on the footpath.

“The victim allegedly shouted for help. While defendant saw people coming, he escaped into the forest to Egbeda, where he was residing with his friend before he was arrested,” Fatola said.

According to him, the offence contravenes Section 357 and punishable under Section 358 of the Criminal Code, Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State, 2000. (NAN)

NAN reports that Section 358 stipulates life imprisonment for anyone who commits the offence of rape.

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