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Man,30, in court over rape of minor

Fisayo Akinduro,  Osogbo

A 20-year-old carpenter, Salawudeen AbdulWasiu, has been remanded by an Ile-Ife Magistrate Court over alleged rape of a minor.
The accused person ,who pleaded not guilty committed the offence on July 19 around 12:00 p.m. at Abebi Area, Modakeke-Ife.
The police charged him on two counts of rape and indecent assault.
The Prosecutor, ASP Joseph Adebayo, informed the court that the accused unlawfully had carnal knowledge of a 12-year-old girl.
He further said that the accused person unlawfully had indecent assault of the minor.
According to him, the offences contravened Sections 31(1) (2) of the Child’s Right Law of Osun, 2007 and 360 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.
The Magistrate, Adewumi Oyebadejo, denied the bail of the accused person and ordered his remand in Ile-Ife Nigerian Correctional Custody pending the consideration of his bail.
The case was adjourned till August 20, for hearing.

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