Man, son held for raping minor in Osun

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An Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, has ordered that 62-year-old traditional ruler, David Ogungbemi, his son, Idowu Ogungbemi and one Sarafa Olayiwola be kept in prison for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl.

The suspects were charged with conspiracy, rape and sexual exploitation.

The prosecutor, ASP Idoko John told the court that the trio committed the offence on May 5, 2020, at Ilare-Ijesa.

He said, “the three accused persons sexually exploited a 14-year-old girl by jointly and severally having sexual intercourse with her, an act which caused her unwanted pregnancy of about three months and at the time of doing the act, they were members of the same household thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 31 and 32 of the Child’s Right Act, Cap 050 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

The three accused person pleaded not guilty.

Chief Magistrate, Mr Olusegun Ayilara ordered that the suspects be remanded in police custody and adjourned the case till May 18, 2020.

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