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Court remands vagrant for allegedly raping girl, 16



An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered that av vagrant, Sikiru Bolaji, for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl, pending the outcome of an investigation.

The police charged Bolaji with criminal force, intimidation and rape.

Magistrate Ibijoke Olawoyin ordered that Bolaji be remanded in Oke-kura Prison, Ilorin.

She adjourned the case until June 5 for further mention.

The Prosecutor, Insp . Al-Hassan Jubril, alleged that the defendant beat up the victim and raped her at 11 p.m. while she was on her way foe a night vigil.

Jubril said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 263, 396 and 282 of the Penal Code Law.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

edited by Sadiya Hamza

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