Ekiti: Two remanded in custody over rape allegations

An Ekiti State Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ado Ekiti, presided by Magistrate Abdulameen Lawal has ordered Matins Ifebuchi Jacob a 32 years old male and John Joseph, an 18 years old male to be remanded in the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Ado Ekiti for raping a 15 years old girl.

The charge against the two alleged that they committed the offence of rape in Ado Ekiti, within Ado Ekiti magisterial district on the 8th of May 2023.

The offence is punishable under section 2(2) of Ekiti State Gender-Based Violence (Prohibition) Amended Law, 2019.

The Prosecutor, Olasunkanmi Bankole requested a remand order against the accused to allow him time to forward the duplicate case file to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

The case was adjourned to 20/7/2023 for mention.

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