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Court remands man, 21, for alleged rape

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)


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