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Court remands 42-year-old teacher over alleged r*pe of student in Osun

30-yr-old man nabbed, arraigned for defiling 2 boys

An Ile-Ife Magistrate Court in Osun State remanded a 42-year-old teacher, Eronse Balat, on Tuesday, over alleged r*pe of his student.

The prosecutor, Insp. Abdullahi Emmanuel told the court that the defendant committed the offence on June 11, at about 7 am at Eleyele area, Ile-Ife.

According to Emmanuel, the defendant had carnal knowledge of the 23-year-old girl (name withheld), and also unlawfully and indecently assaulted his student.

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He said the offence contravened sections 358 and 360 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of r*pe and assault.

The case was adjourned till July 28,m for hearing, as Magistrate A.A. Ayeni ordered for his remand at Ilesa correctional centre.

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