Defilement

Ibadan, April 15, 2019 An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan on Monday ordered that a driver, Wale Oladeji, be remanded in Agodi Prison for allegedly raping a 13-year-old Junior Secondary School II, student.

The police charged Oladeji, 30, of No 27, Itamaya Oke – Ado, Ibadan, with defilement.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Olabisi Ogunkanmi, did not take the plea of the defendant.

Ogunkanmi,  gave the order, pending legal advice from the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution(DPP).

She adjourned the case until May 17, for mention.

The Prosecutor, Insp Sikiru Opaleye, told the court that Oladeji on March 28, at about 4 p.m. raped a 13-year-old Junior Secondary School II student.

Opaleye said that the victim was raped in the toilet in her mother’s shop.

He said that the victim’s mother,  reported the matter at the State CIID, Iyaganku, Ibadan.

Opaleye said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 218 of the Criminal Code, Cap 38, VolI, Law of Oyo State, 2000.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the defendant is liable to life imprisonment if found guilty of defilement.