An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered the remand of a 45-year-old man, Lawrence Adedapo, in prison for alleged rape of a 75-year-old woman, the Vanguard reports.
Chief Magistrate Simeon Ojo, who gave the order in his ruling, decried the alarming cases of rape in the state.
“It is high time the court made offenders to learn their lesson by keeping them in custody,’’ he said.
The Police Prosecutor, Mr David Erinma, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Nov.7 at Oke Erinmope Street, Ise-Ekiti in Ise-Orun Local Government Area.
Erinma told the court that the accused unlawfully had carnal knowledge of the senior citizen, which led to severe bleeding.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 355 of the Criminal Code.
Chief Magistrate Ojo subsequently adjourned the case till Dec.16, for further hearing.
The accused person would probably be given the opportunity to enter a plea on that day as his plea was not taken at his last appearance in court.