Richard Ginika Izuora
One Mr. Gesture Omolade aged 72 has been remanded in correctional home by an Ekiti State Chief Magistrate’s Court in Ado Ekiti, for allegedly raping a minor.
Also, remanded is Mr. Ayodeji Adejugbe, 42, for the same offence.
The court ordered the two men to remanded in a custodial centre over the alleged rape of the minor. The defendants were charged with conspiracy and rape that occurred multiple times.
Police prosecutor, Inspector Olubu Apata, stated that the suspects raped the 17-year-old several times in Ado Ekiti; adding that this had occurred between July and August 2021.
“The defendants took her to Room Two in the hospital where she was an apprentice as a nurse… They had sexual intercourse with her; with the promise of giving her N10,000 to ensure that she did not tell anybody.
“The offences run contrary to Section 31 of the Child Rights Law of Ekiti State, 2012,” he stated.
The prosecutor prayed the court to remand the suspects; pending the release of legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions and request was granted by the Chief Magistrate, Saka Afunso, who ordered their detention.
The case was adjourned till October 5, 2021 for mention.