Amotekun arraign teenage apprentice caught defiling eight-year-old girl in Akure

The charge reads “That you, Babatunde Bobola, did have carnal knowledge of an eight-year-old girl
Amotekun arraign teenage apprentice caught defiling eight-year-old girl in Akure
Alledged rapeFile

An Akure Magistrate Court has remanded a 19-year-old apprentice, Babatunde Bobola in a correctional centre for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl.

The Ondo State Security Network Agency, better known as Amotekun Corps, had charged the defendant with rape.

According to the State Prosecutor, O.F Akeredolu, the defendant committed the offence on March 24, 2021, at Odige Street.

Akeredolu claimed that the defendant had carnal knowledge of an eight-year-old girl.

The charge reads “That you, Babatunde Bobola, did have carnal knowledge of an eight-year-old girl on or about March 24, 2022, at approximately 16:00 hours, at Odige Street, Akure, a place within the criminal jurisdiction of this Honourable Court.”

Sections 357 and 358 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap. 37, Vol. 1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006, according to the prosecutor, were violated.

Given the severity of the defendant’s crime, Akeredolu requested that the suspect be remanded in custody at the Correctional Centre, which was backed by an affidavit.

The defendant’s plea was not accepted due to a lack of jurisdiction.

The defendant was remanded in the Olokuta Correctional Centre by Magistrate N.K. Aladejana pending legal advice from the Department of Public Prosecution, DPP.

The matter was adjourned until June 13, 2022, for further mention.

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