An Ekiti State Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has granted an ex-parte application brought before it to remand one Olukayode Adebayo (37) in the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Ado Ekiti.

In her ruling, Magistrate Mojisola Salau said, remanding the defendant will allow the Police complete their investigation while the Prosecutor, Inspector Sadiq Adeniyi will duplicate the case file and send same to office of Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

According to the charge, Olukayode, an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corp, attached to Ekiti State Command was reasonably suspected to have committed an offence of rape on a  thirteen-year-old girl at Peace Avenue, Afao Road, Ado Ekiti on 25th December, 2021.

In her statement to the Police, the victim said, on Christmas day, she went to their shop on the instruction of her mother to bring some banana and kolanut for her, on her way back, the defendant who was on a motorcycle met her on the road, she was asked to mount the motorcycle to assist her home and she agreed.

On their way, he took her to an uncompleted building and had canal knowledge of her and left. Her cry attracted some passers-by who took her home, she explained to her mother and later reported the incident at the Police Station.

The offence runs contrary to and punishable under Section 31 of the Child Right Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
The case has been adjourned to February 10 for mention.

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