An Osogbo Chief Magistrate's Court has remanded a 26-year-old man,
Rufai Idowu, who allegedly raped and killed his 10-year-old cousin, at
Ilesha Prison custody.
Police Prosecutor, Inspector Abiodun Fagboyinbo, told the court that
the accused allegedly committed the offence on November 4, at about
5p.m. at Oosa Compound, Ile Ogbo, in Ayedire Local Government Area of
He added that the accused allegedly forcefully and unlawfully raped
the minor when the victim, who was on a visit, came to his room.
Fagboyinbo said the accused, after raping the victim, later
strangulated her with theHijabshe wore because she was calling for
According to him, the offence is contrary to Section 316 and
punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol.11 Laws
of Osun, 2003.
The plea of the accused was, however, not taken because of the nature
of the offence.
The presiding magistrate, Mr. Adebayo Lasisi, ordered that the accused
be remanded in Ilesha Prison custody.
He subsequently adjourned the matter till January 7, 2014 for mention.