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Court remands 26-yr-old man for allegedly raping 14-yr-old niece



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A 26-year-old man, Abibu Babatunde, on Monday was remanded in prison by an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun after allegedly raping his 14-year-old niece.

The Prosecution Counsel, Inspector Sunday Osanyintuyi, informed the court that the defendant committed the offence between September 2018 and July 2019 at Sabo area, Ile-Ife.

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The Defence Counsel, Mr Ben Adirieje, pleaded with the court to admit Babatunde to bail in the fairest terms.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.

However, the presiding jugde Olukunle Owolawi, who refused to admit the defendant to bail, ordered that he be remanded in Ile-Ife prison custody.

Owolawi adjourned the case until Aug 8, for hearing.

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