…the accused was arraigned before the court on a four-count charge bordering on abduction and sexual assault
The Ondo State Magistrates’ Court has remanded a man, Akinfala Babatunde, for allegedly abducting and raping a 17-year-old girl.
The state police command earlier arrested the defendant at Agosile Street, Odode Idanre, in the Idanre Local Government Area of the state.
He was said to have been arrested by the police after the victim’s mother reported the disappearance of her daughter at a police station.
The accused was later arraigned before the court sitting in Idanre on a four-count charge bordering on abduction and sexual assault.
The prosecutor, Ajiboye Obadasa, told the court that the defendant at 10pm came to the victim’s house at Odode Idanre to abduct her without the knowledge of her parents.
Obadasa alleged that Akinfala took the 17-year-old from her parents’ house to his residence and indecently assaulted her, adding that the victim’s parents reported the case at a police station after some neighbours called them on phone.
He added that the offences contravened Sections 226 (1), 360, 361, 351 of the Criminal Code Law of Ondo State of Ondo State. The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the charge against him.
The magistrate, Mrs F. A. Adesida, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50, 000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until January 9, 2023.
The accused was however unable to complete his bail conditions and was later remanded at the Olokuta Correctional Centre.