Prophet docked for defiling teenager
From Sade Adewale, Ondo
A 28-year-old prophet , Babalola Gbemisola was on Monday arraigned before the Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ondo, for unlawfully having carnal knowledge of a teenager (names withheld).
Addressing the court, the police prosecutor, Gbenga Akinsulire, said the accused indecently dealt with the victim by molesting her.
The accused was said to have committed the offence June 4 ,2019 at Totogbe Street Ondo.
The charge sheet read in part,”That you, Babalola Gbemisola on June 4, 2019, at lotogbe street, Ondo, in the Ondo Magisterial District did unlawfully and indecently assaulted one (names withheld) by having carnal knowledge Oof her.
Akinsulire said the offence was contrary to and punishable under section 360 of the Criminal Code Cap, 37 Volume 1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.
Gbemisola is now facing one-count bothering on carnal knowledge, he however, pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him.
The police prosecutor, Gbenga Akinsulure, told the court that he would be calling three witnesses to testify in the caseand applied that the matter be given back to the police for further investigation.
Counsel for the accused Omoba Adekunle Adetokunbo, applied for the bail of the accused in most liberal terms.
The magistrate, Mrs Odenusi Fadeyi granted the accused bail in the sum of N1,000,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She adjourned the case till July 15, 2019 for trial.