Man, 22, remanded over alleged rape of 13-year-old girl



An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday  remanded a 22-year-old man, Ogunmiloyo Kehinde, in the correctional in Ado-Ekiti, an alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl.

The defendant, whose was stated, is trial on a count charge of rape.

The Magistrate, Mrs Adefumike Anoma, ordered the defendant should be remanded in the correctional facility, pending issuance of advice.

Anoma referred the rape victim to Ekiti State Sexual and Harassment Referral for medical examination and psychological therapy as soon as .

She then adjourned the case until March 18 for mention.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Olubu Apata, told the court the defendant committed the offence on Feb. 23 in Ado-Ekiti.

Apata said the defendant defiled a 13-year-old girl, the offence, which he said, contravened Section 31 of Child Right Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The prosecutor urged the court to remand the defendant in a correctional , pending advice the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

However, the plea of the defendant was not taken in court. (NAN)