60-year-old man remanded for allegedly raping 16-year-old friend’s daughter

January 19, 2023

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A 60-year-old man, Samuel Gbadamosi, has been remanded in prison by a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State Capital for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl.

He was alleged to have committed the offence at Obasekola Street, Owo, the headquarters of Owo Local Government Area of the state.

Starnews Nigeria reports that he was charged on one count.

Police prosecutor, Augustine Omhenemhen, told the court on Thursday that the defendant unlawfully had carnal knowledge of one Miss Jimisola Adenegan, aged 16.

He said the defendant forcefully had sexual intercourse with the victim when she came to collect a textbook from his (defendant’s) daughter, who is her friend.

According to him, the offence is contrary and punishable under Section 357 of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Volume 1, Laws of Ondo State Nigeria, 2006.

The defendant pleaded non-guilty, claiming he did not force himself on the victim. He also said the victim agreed to have intercourse with him.

The defendant said he did not force the girl, saying both of them agreed to have sexual intercourse.

The prosecutor urged the court to remand the defendant at the correctional centre pending the issuance of advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The defendant’s counsel, P. A Amuluru, begged the court to temper justice with mercy, promising to provide concrete evidence and reliable sureties.

Magistrate O.R Yakubu ordered the remand of the defendant at Olokuta correctional centre, pending advice from the DPP.

She however adjourned the case till April 27, 2023.

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