Court remands unemployed man for ‘raping’ woman

Court remands unemployed man for ‘raping’ woman

An Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan, Oyo State on Wednesday ordered that an unemployed man, Saidu Hassan, be remanded in a correctional centre for allegedly raping a 23-year-old woman.

The police charged the 40-year-old, whose residential address was not provided, with a count charge of rape.

Magistrate I. O. Osho, who did not take the plea of Hassan for want in jurisdiction, directed the prosecutor to send the case file to the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

Osho adjourned the case until September 26, 2022 for mention.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, ASP Foluke Adedosu, told the court that Hassan allegedly committed the offence on July 15, 2022 at about 6:16pm at Adekunle Fajuyi, Ojoo area, Ibadan.

Adedosu said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 358 of the Criminal laws of Oyo State, 2000.

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