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Oba Alli knows fate on rape case tomorrow

OSOGBO — After three years of legal fireworks and several postponements, judgment will now be delivered tomorrow in the case against Alowa of Ilowa-Ijesa in Obokun Local Government Area of  Osun State,  Oba Adebukola Alli who has been standing trial for allegedly raping an ex-Youth Corps member, Miss Hellen Okpara who served in his domain  2010.

Presiding judge, Justice Oyejide Falola will  deliver the final judgment  at a High Court sitting in Ikirun, Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state where the judge was transferred.

It would be recalled that the accused counsel, Taofeek Tewogbade had at the last sitting applied for an extension of time to enable him further convince the court that the traditional ruler was not guilty of the alleged offence notwithstanding his confession that he made love to his victim.

Justice Falola had been transferred from the state High Court in Osogbo to Ikirun after resuming from his annual leave.

Alli who had told the court that Okpara was his lover and that they made love which both of them enjoyed however pleaded not guilty to the one count of rape pressed against him.


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