Court remands man for inserting iron rod into lady’s private part in Ekiti
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Court remands man for inserting iron rod into lady’s private part in Ekiti

The victim, in her statement to the Police, said that Ogunlola carried her in his car on her way to Anambra State to check on her children...

A 30-year-old man, Gboyega Ogunlola, has been remanded by an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court on Friday for allegedly inserting an iron rod into the private parts of a 27-year-old lady after reportedly raping her.

Ogunlola was arraigned for rape and attempted murder.

The victim, in her statement to the Police, said that Ogunlola carried her in his car on her way to Anambra State to check on her children, adding that she slept off while they were in transit.

When she came to, she said she found herself in Ogunlola’s room where he allegedly raped her and inserted an iron rod in her private parts, resulting in her landing in the hospital.

The victim also alleged that the defendant stole her phone and a sum of N260,000 meant for her children’s school fees.

The Police prosecutor, Inspector Olubu Apata, said, “The defendant was reasonably suspected to have committed the offences of rape, attempted murder and stealing from a 27-year-old woman in Iworoko Ekiti on September 5, 2021.

“The offences run contrary to and punishable under sections 358, 320 and 390 of Criminal Code, Cap C16 Laws of Ekiti state, 2012.”

The presiding Chief Magistrate, Saka Afunso, who granted the prosecutor’s request, ordered that the defendant be remanded in a correctional centre in Ado Ekiti, pending legal advice.

The case was adjourned until October 5, 2021 for mention.

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