‘I deliberately raped a minor’

‘I deliberately raped a minor’

Fisayo Akinduro,  Osogbo
A 25-year-old man, Gbenga Ayelangbe, has told an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court that he was in his  right senses when he had unlawful carnal knowledge of a minor (names withheld), blaming the devil for the act.

However, his teenage partner-in-crime, John Oseni, said he molested the girl, while under the infleunce of alcohol.

Ayelangbe and Oseni were arraigned before the court presided over by Mrs. Modupe Awodele, for committing the act on June 16, 2019 at about 10 pm, at Eepon compound, No 25, Kolawole area, Osogbo.

The prosecutor, ASP Abiodun Fagboyinbo, told the court that the accused persons unlawfully, and by means of threats and intimidation had carnal knowledge of the victim.

He said the duo conspired and stole one Itel phone valued at the sum of N3,500 and a purse containing the  sum of N34,400,  property of the same victim.

The prosecution said the offence contravened  sections 516 A (1), 335, 353, 357, 390(4) (B) of Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol 2 Law of Osun State Nigeria,  2002 and 2003.

The accused persons who are facing a five-count charge, pleaded not guilty for the charges against them.

Magistrate Modupe Awodele, after listening to their pleas remanded them in Ilesa prison.

The case was adjourned till July 30, 2019 for ruling on bail.

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