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Court remands 20-year-old for alleged rape of 40-year-old

An Iyaganku Magistrate’s Court, Ibadan, on Thursday, ordered the remand of one 20-year-old Wasiu Toheeb for the alleged rape of a 40-year-old woman.

Toheeb, whose residential address was not provided, is charged with rape, assault and theft.

He, however, pleaded not guilty.

The Magistrate, Mrs S. A. Adesina, did not take the plea of the defendant for want of jurisdiction.

She directed the police to take the case file to Oyo State director of public prosecutions for advice.

Adesina adjourned the case until November 24 for mention.

The prosecutor, Inspector Gbemisola Adedeji, told the court that the defendant raped his victim on September 18 at 1.00 p.m. at Omi-Adio, Ibadan.

Adedeji also alleged that the defendant, on the same date time and place, assaulted his victim by biting her all over the body,  causing her grievous bodily harm.

According to the prosecutor, Toheeb also stole a pair of earrings worth N5,000 and cash of N7,500, from the victim.

She said that the offences contravened Sections 358, 355 and 390(9) of the Criminal laws of Oyo State, 2000. (NAN).