63 Year-Old Prophet Remanded Over Rape Of Minor In Ekiti 

    By Temitope Adedeji
    An Ekiti State Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has ordered the remand of Prophet Akin Aderiye (63) in the Nigeria Correctional Services, Ado Ekiti.
    The prosecutor, Inspector Akinwale Oriyomi requested for the remand order to allow Police complete their investigation and for onward transmission of the case file to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.
    According to the charge, Prophet Aderiye was alleged to have sexually assaulted a minor, an eight years old girl on10th February, 2022 in Esure Ekiti, Ido/Osi Local Government Area of the state, contrary to and punishable under Section 31 of the Child Right Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
    According to the statement extracted and recorded by the police, the minor said: ‘’I was coming from my school when Baba Esure called me to come and collect money. He put me on his lap and put his finger to where I am urinating but did not give me the money. The place is now paining me.”
    In his ruling, Chief Magistrate Bankole Oluwasanmi said: ‘’Application to remand the accused person for 30 days pending Police investigation is hereby granted.”
    The case has been adjourned till 21st day of March, 2022 for mention.

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