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Ekiti News reports that a 25-year-old man identified as Olamide Oni, has been remanded in prison for alleged abduction and rape of a 15-year-old girl an Ekiti State Chief Magistrate Court in Ado Ekiti.

Inspector Raymond Osas, the Police prosecutor in charge of the case told the court on Thursday that the defendant is suspected of committing abduction and rape against a 15-year-old girl from January 13 to May 10, 2024, within Ado Ekiti Magisterial District.

He said, “The offences are contrary to Sections 276 and 265(2) of the Criminal Law 2021.”

According to her statement to the police, the victim said she was invited by the defendant from Ado Ekiti to Ibadan, Oyo State. She stated that they initially stayed together at a guest house in Ibadan and later in Lagos between January and May.

She said, “When I could not cope with the situation anymore because he was having sexual intercourse with me every day from January to May, I gave my parents’ phone number to somebody to help me call my parents. They later came to Lagos to arrest the defendant and brought me back to Ado Ekiti.”

Inspector Osas, who informed the court that he had sent the duplicate case file to the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

The Prosecutor urged the court to remand the defendant to the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Ado Ekiti pending the issuance of the legal advice.

The court did not take the plea of the defendant although the charge was read and explained to him.

Magistrate Olu Bamidele, in his ruling, ordered that the defendant be remanded at the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Ado Ekiti for 30 days pending issuance of legal advice by the DPP.

The Magistrate adjourned the case till June 20, 2024 for mention.

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