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32-Year-Old Man in Rape Scandal, Rips Open Youngster’s Womb in Ondo

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By Temitope Adedeji in Akure
 
An Igbara-Oke Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State has remanded a 32-year-old-man, Seun Aderemi, in Olokuta Prison custody, Akure, for allegedly raping a primary six pupil of about 14-years-old, bringing out her womb.
The accused person was said to have committed the offence on June 27, 2015 at about 7 am at his residence located at Onigemo Street, Igbara-Oke.
According to the charge levelled against him, Seun was accused of raping the girl, Marvelous Oniya of St. Anthony Primary School  Igbara-Oke, on her way to school for her common entrance examination.
Marve, as she is fondly called by her friends, left her parents’ house, in readiness for the day’s exams, to call on her friend, Ayo, the son of the accused, so as to move in two to the exam hall, for the examination slated for 7.30 am. Luck, however, was not on her side when she got to her friend’s house. The accused was said to have drawn the girl from the back and dragged her to his room and his bed where he had unlawful canal knowledge of her. The little girl was seen crying in her pool of blood by good Samaritans, who later took her to the hospital.
Investigations carried out by WESTERN POST revealed that Marve’s mother, Mrs. Tosin Diya, a security guard in Akure, called by her husband on phone to intimate her of the development following which they contacted the police on the matter.
The medical personnel on duty at the State Hospital at Igbara-Oke could not handle the girl’s situation and had to refer her to Akure, the state capital, where the doctor performed a surgical operation to return the womb back to its rightful position.
The doctor who performed the operation, who did not want his name mentioned, told WP that the girl was dastardly raped. 
The father of the victim, who is also a security guard at Igbara-Oke, said he never knew such an evil act would be done to her daughter when he hurried her to leave home around 6.45am for the exam.
The accused person had initially pleaded guilty to one count-charge of rape slammed on him when the charge sheet was read to him on the first day of the court’s sitting, but changed his plea to not-guilty, when the case was called on Wednesday.
The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Dudee Ezekiel, told the court that the accused person had committed a punishable offence under Section 357 of the Criminal Code Cap 77 Laws of the Federation. Inspector Ezekiel informed the court that one Ayo, the son of the accused, is a friend to the victim. Counsel to the accused person, Mr. B.D. Hassan, prayed the court to admit his client to bail on most liberal term, stressing that if granted bail, he would not jump bail and he is ready to stand trial before the court. Hassan argued that his client’s initial confessions were taken under duress on the first day of arraignment and in view of that his first guilty plea be changed to not- guilty.
In her ruling, the Presiding Magistrate S.O. Olowookere overruled the counsel bail application, saying that he should come by written application on the next date of adjournment. She thereafter adjourned the case till 28th July, 2015 for further hearing.
 

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