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Man, 28, rapes woman to death

Sango-Ota (Ogun) – A 28-year-old man, Kelvin Michael, who allegedly raped a woman to death, was on Friday arraigned in Ota, Ogun.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle); with Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem (2nd left); members, Lagos House of Assembly, Hon. Adedamola Kasunmu (left); Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu (2nd right) and Commissioner for Science & Technology, Mr. Olufemi Odubiyi during the All Men Walk Against Sexual and Gender Based Violence at the Lagos House, Ikeja.

Michael, who lives at No. 21 Abebi St., Sango-Ota, is facing murder charge at an Ota Magistrates’ Court.

A state counsel, Mr Bale Nimnan, told court that the accused committed the offence on Aug. 14 at 11.00 a.m. at his residence in Sango-Ota.

Nimnan said the accused had several rounds of sex with the 40-year-old woman, Monsura Idowu, which resulted in her death.

Mr Tunde Akinola, counsel to the accused, urged the magistrate to grant the accused pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

He noted that advice from the DPP usually take longer time, adding that if the accused was remanded in prison he might stay in custody longer than nencessary.

Most accused persons stay between five to six years in prison pending DPP’s advice, he said.

The offence contravened Section 325 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

In his ruling, Chief Magistrate Mathew Akinyemi, granted the accused bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Akinyemi said the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and should be gainfully employed with an evidence of tax payment to Ogun Government.

The case was adjourned until Oct. 19. (NAN)


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