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Man, 51, allegedly rapes 14-year-old stepdaughter in Ekiti

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An Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered that one Jayeoba Oluwafemi, 51, be remanded at the Correctional Centre, Ado Ekiti, for allegedly raping his 14-year-old stepdaughter.

The Police prosecutor, Insp. Caleb Leramo, said the offence was committed on Oct. 4 at Ado-Ekiti.

He said the defendant unlawfully raped his stepdaughter when her mother went out, injuring her in the process.

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According to him, the offence is punishable under Section 2(2) of the Ekiti State Gender-Based Violence Prohibited Law, 2019.

He added that he had duplicated the case file and sent a copy to the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.

Counsel to the defendant, who pleaded not to be named, requested for a short adjournment pending the outcome of the case from the DPP’s office.

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In his ruling, Chief Magistrate Abdulhamid Lawal said the wife of the accused allegedly cast aspersion to her husband’s character.

“She said her husband is not a responsible man and this led to his suspension from work,” Lawal said.

“It is in the interest of social justice to order the man to be remanded and I hereby so order,” the Magistrate declared and adjourned the case to Dec. 2 for mention.



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