IBADAN, South-West, Nigeria – A Magistrate’s Court sitting in Iyaganku, Ibadan, on Monday, ordered the remand of one Bello Jamiu in Agodi Correctional Centre for allegedly raping a 56-year-old stroke patient.
The Chief Magistrate, E. A. Idowu, who did not take the defendant’s plea due to lack of jurisdiction, ordered the remand pending the legal advice from Oyo Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).
He, thereafter, adjourned the matter till May 16 for mention.
The accused, Mr Bello, is facing a count charge of rape.
The Prosecution Counsel, Femi Oluwadare, told the court that Mr Bello, on March 14, at about 4:00 pm, had unlawful sexual intercourse with the 56-year-old woman.
Oluwadare said that the victim, who suffered from stroke and on a sickbed, was raped by the defendant without her consent.
He said that the offence was committed at Okikiade, Ajala area, Babanla in Ibadan.
According to him, the offence is contrary to Section 357 and punishable under Section 358 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.