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Serial rapist docked for raping 3 minors

Serial rapist docked for raping 3 minors

By Kayode Olabanji
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A 48-year-old plumber, Kolawole Apoti, who allegedly had carnal knowledge of three minors, has been remanded in Olokuta prison by an Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court .

The accused was brought before Magistrate, Mrs Charles Adeyanju,  on three count-charge of assault,  indecent touch  and  rape

The  police  prosecutor, Inspector Uloh Goodluck, told  the court that  the accused committed the offence sometime in September 2018,at about 5:00pm at No 17B, Ibikunle lane, Idiagba Tuntun, Akure.

Goodluck  said the accused unlawfully and indecently assaulted a 14-year-old , and two girls aged 11, (names withheld), by pressing their breasts, touching their private parts and having  carnal knowledge  of them.

The Hope Metro gathered that, the accused usually used  handkerchief to  clean the private part of any minor he molested with the  intention  to use it  for ritual purpose.

The alleged offence was said to be contrary to and punishable under section 221(3) and 360 of the Criminal Code Cap 37 Vol 1Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006

But the plea  of the  accused was not taken.

Goodluck, therefore, prayed the court to remand the accused  in prison custody pending the legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

Lawyer to the  accused  Mrs O.O Adedire  did not oppose  the remand application made by the prosecutor.

The magistrate, Mrs Charles Adeyanju, ordered the remand of the  accused  in prison custody pending the  advice from the DPP’s office.

Adeyanju was adjourned till October 2, 2019.

Owena Press Limited (Publisher of The Hope Newspaper), Akure

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