An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, remanded Tobi Aremu ,23 in prison Custody over an alleged rape of a 5-year-old girl.
The Police prosecutor, Sgt. Bankole Olasunkanmi told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Sept.20, 2016 at Efon-Alaaye -Ekiti.
He alleged that the defendant on the said date, unlawfully defiled the 5-year-old girl (name withheld) which led to her being hospitalised due the bruises sustained in the process.
According to him, the offence contravened Section 218 of the Criminal Code, Cap C 16, Laws of Ekiti State. 2012.
He informed the court that he had forwarded his case file to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.
The plea of the defendant was not taken as his Counsel, Mr Chris Omokhafe sought for short date of adjournment pending the advice from DPP office.
Chief Magistrate Idowu Ayenimo who frowned at the high rate of minor rape, consequently remanded the defendant in prison Custody till the outcome of advice from DPP.
He however, adjourned the case till Nov. 4 for hearing.