Richard Ginika Izuora
A Magistrate Court in Ekiti State has remanded a 26-year-old man for allegedly raping a University student.
Magistrate Saka Afunso of an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court granted an ex-parte motion brought before him, to remand one Olatimehin Olayitan in Nigeria Correctional Centre, for 30 days, pending completion of Police investigation.
According to the charge, Olayitan, 26, was “reasonably suspected to have committed the offence of rape”.
The man is alleged to have raped a 16-year-old student of the Federal University Oye Ekiti, Ekiti State.
According to the victim, the defendant, alongside his friends; on Sunday, September 12 around 9.30pm, stopped her on the road; while she was coming from where she went to buy some stuff in Oye Ekiti.
She went on, “He seized my phone and while I was struggling to recover it from him; in the process, he hit my head on the wall and I became unconscious.
“After recovery from my unconsciousness, I saw myself naked on the defendant’s bed and discovered that he tore my pant and had sexual intercourse with me,”
When the matter was reported at the Police the defendant was arrested in Itapa Ekiti, and the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Oriyomi Akinwale, said remanding the defendant would allow him forward the duplicate case file to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.
He noted that the offence runs contrary to, and punishable under section 31 of the Child Right Laws of Ekiti.
The case was adjourned till October 25 for mention.