AN Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ifetedo on Friday ordered that a 29-year-old man identified as Adeyele Olusesan be remanded in correctional facility for the alleged rape of a 3-year-old girl.

The prosecutor, Inspector Sunday Osanyintuyi pressed four-count-charge against Olusesan bothering on carnal knowledge, assault, defilement and threat to life.

Osanyintuyi told the court that Olusesan committed the offence on Feb 18, 2020, around 11:00 am at Ifetedo.

Osanyintuyi said that the defendant unlawfully had the carnal knowledge of a 3-year-old girl (Name withheld).

He added that the defendant unlawfully and indecently assaulted the girl.

According to him, the defendant unlawfully forced his manhood into the private part of the 3-year-old girl (name withheld).

The prosecutor stated further that the defendant unlawfully attempted to kill  the 3-year-old girl (name withheld) by covering up her mouth with his hand.

Osanyintuyi explained that the defendant forcefully had carnal knowledge of her till she was bleeding from her private part and eventually fainted for hours.

He said that the offence contravened sections 3(1), (2), of the Child’s Right, Laws of Osun, 2007 and 320 (1), 355 and 360 of the Criminal Code Laws of Osun, 2002.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge pressed against him.

The Defence Counsel, Mr. Yomi Ogunlola, pleaded for the bail of the defendant in the most liberal term, pledged that his client would not jump bail, but would provide reliable sureties.

Magistrate Joseph Owolabi, refused the oral bail application for the defendant but asked the defense counsel to come with a formal application for the consideration of his bail.

He, therefore, ordered for the remand of the defendant in Ile-Ife Nigerian Correctional Centre and the case was adjourned until March 25, for hearing.

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