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Man Remanded For Allegedly Raping Woman In Church



A 30-year-old man, Ajibola Akindele, has been remanded by a Magistrate Court sitting in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State on Thursday for allegedly raping a 21-year-old lady.

The Magistrate, Mrs Olajumoke Somefun, ordered that he should be remanded at the Oba Correctional Centre.

She rejected the plea of Akindele and ordered that the case file should be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.

The Prosecutor, ASP Olakunle Shonibare, explained that the defendant committed the offence on April 16 at The Redeem Evangelism Ministry at Ita-Oshin, Abeokuta.

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Akindele had joined the victim to decorate a hall that was contracted out when he forced himself on her and unlawfully had carnal knowledge of the woman in the church premises, Shonibare told the court.

“The woman was asked to go and open the door for the defendant to gain entrance into the hall,” the prosecutor said.

He said that the woman reported the case to the police and the defendant was arrested.

Shonibare said that the offence contravened Sections 358 and 359 of the Criminal Law of Ogun, 2006.

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