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Police arraign 20-year-old for defiling, killing girl

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The Iyaganku Family, Ibadan, on Monday ordered that a 20-year-old apprentice, Tosin Kolade, be remanded in a correction centre for defiling and murdering a 17-year-old girl.

The police charged Mr Kolade with three counts of defilement, theft and murder.

Chief Magistrate Patricia Adetuyibi, who did not take the plea of Mr Kolade for want in the jurisdiction, ordered that he be remanded in the Abolongo Correctional Facility, Oyo town, pending legal advice from the directorate of public prosecution (DPP).

She adjourned the matter until February 23, 2023, for mention.

The prosecution counsel, Folake Ewe, told the court that the suspect, at about 4:00 p.m. on September 17, allegedly defiled the 17-year-old girl.

Ms Ewe said the suspect allegedly committed the offence at Christ Power Evangelical Crusade International Church, Olodo area, Ibadan.

The prosecution said Mr Kolade stole an iPhone 6 Plus worth N120,000 from the victim.

She said the offence contravened section 34 of the Oyo State Child Rights Law of 2006.

Ms Ewe said it’s also contrary to sections 383 and 316 and punishable under sections 390 (9) and 319 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2000. 


Source: Peoples Gazette.