By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
A 50-year-old man, Aina Taiwo has been arraigned before Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo for alleged attempted rape of a school teacher.
The defendant was alleged on two counts bordering on attempted rape and assault.
The prosecutor, Mr Abiodun Fagboyinbo informed the court that the defendant committed the offence on 27 June, 2020 at about 10:55 AM at Agunbelewo Area, Osogbo.
Fagboyinbo alleged that the defendant did attempt to rape Mark Kehinde ‘F’ and unlawfully assaulted her by giving her blow on the mouth to the extent that she sustained mouth i njury.
The prosecutor further said that the accused committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 359 and 360 of the Criminal Code Cap 34, Vol. II Laws of Osun State Nigeria 2002.”
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him.
The defence counsel, Mr Nagite Okobe applied for bail for his client on the most liberal term.
The Magistrate, Mr Opeyemi Badmus admitted the accused person to bail with the sum of N500,000 with one surety who must be a level 7 civil servant officer in the state.
He adjourned the case to 9th of July 2020 for hearing.