Court Send Rapist Suspects To Prison Pending Trial

An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court, has ordered the remand of two suspected rapist at correctional facility pending legal advice from the Office of Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The two suspects, Durodola Kayode and Owajulu Tobi, were arraigned separately by the Nigeria Police before Magistrate Mojisola Salau.

Durodola Kayode, a 64-year-old was arraigned for allegedly raping his step-mother on June 13 at Ayetoro-Ekiti.
While Owajulu Tobi is alleged to have rape a minor, 17-year-old girl on June 15 at Emure-Ekiti.

The Prosecutor, Insp Adejare Elijah, told the court that the offence contravenes Section 358 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

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He urged the court to remand the defendant in the correctional centre, pending legal advice.

The plea of the defendants was, however, not taken.

The Magistrate, Mrs Mojisola Salau, ordered the remand of the defendants in the correctional facility, pending issuance of legal advice.

She, thereafter, adjourned the case till July 5, for mention.





Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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