70 Year-Old Man Arraigned For Raping 12-Yr-Old Girl

70 Year-Old Man Arraigned For Raping 12-Yr-Old Girl

The police on Tuesday arraigned a 70-year-old man before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old girl.

The police prosecutor, Cpl. Curtis Enabulele, told the court that the accused committed the offence in January opposite a palm wine  outlet on  Ilawe Road in Ado-Ekiti.

Enabulele told the court that the accused unlawfully had carnal knowledge of the  girl, causing her grievous harm.

He claimed that the latest incident  was the third, after two earlier failed efforts by the accused.

The offence, he added,  contravened Section 358  and 359 of the Criminal Code Cap. C 16  Vol.1 Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

Enabulele said the case file had been sent to the Office of the Director  of  Public Prosecutor (DPP) for legal advice.

The defence counsel, Mr Bright Batubo, prayed the court to grant bail to his client, promising that he would not jump bail.

Magistrate Adefunke Ajibade  granted bail to the accused in the sum of  N50,000 and two sureties in like sum, adding that one of them  must be his wife.

She adjourned the case till April 10 for further hearing.

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