A 21-year-old, Earnest Michel, was on Friday remanded in prison custody by an Ibadan Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Iyaganku for alleged rape and robbery.
The Prosecutor, Insp Aliu Samad, had told the court that the defendant was arraigned on a 10-count charge which included unlawful carnal knowledge, forceful entry, armed robbery and stealing.
He alleged that Michel committed the crime on July 24 and July 26 at Sango-Polytechnic road in Ibadan.
Samad said the defendant with two others already in prison raped a 31-year-old woman, Taiwo Owoade.
He said Michel and his gang also robbed Ayodeji Egunjobi and Yekini Ayanniyi of laptop computers and cell phones valued at N775,000.
According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened sections 516, 358, 6 (b) (1) (2), 390 (9) of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Vol II Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000.
The defendant’s plea was, however, not taken.
Chief Magistrate Olaide Amzat ordered Michel to be remanded in Agodi Prison while the case file should be duplicated and forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.
He adjourned the case to Aug. 29 for further hearing. (NAN)