An Abeokuta Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded a 28-year-old man, Azeez Abdullahi, in prison for allegedly raping his 12-year-old sister-in-law.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Anthony Araba, denied the accused bail and ordered that he should be remanded in Oba Prisons near Abeokuta pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The prosecutor, Insp. Sunday Eigbejiale had told the court that the accused committed the offence sometime in May at 14, Omowe St., Saraki, Adigbe in Ogun capital.
He said the accused had unlawful carnal knowledge of his 12-year-old sister-in-law.
“My lord, the victim was raped by the accused and she is presently hospitalised.”
Eigbejiale said the offence contravened Section 218 of the Criminal Law of Ogun, 2006.
Counsel to the accused, Mr Babatunde Omirin, urged the court to grant him bail on liberal terms, saying “he will not jump bail.’’
The case was adjourned to Sept. 11 for hearing.