Prophet remanded for defiling 13-year-old girl in Ekiti


 

An Ekiti State Chief Magistrate Court, sitting in Ado Ekiti, had granted an order to remand a 45-year-old Prophet, Adeleye Akingbaso in the Nigeria Correctional Centre, Ado Ekiti, for allegedly defiling a teenager.

According to the charge, Prophet Adeleye Akingbaso was reasonably suspected to have committed the offence of rape on a thirteen-year-old girl, at Ajowa Area of Ado Ekiti on 25th July, 2022.

In her statement to the Police, the victim said, “the Prophet is my mothers’ man-friend, he used to sleep in our house; on that day, my mummy left for night duty but the Prophet slept in our house. In the midnight, he woke me and said I had bed wet, I said no, he gave me shea butter and salt to rub my private part, I did as he directed, when I woke on the second day, I saw him beside me and discovered that I have been raped, he warned me not to tell anybody because I will run mad.

“He came back on the third day, he said, he wanted to renew what he gave me earlier by having sex with me, I ran out of the house and informed our neighbours, they called my mother and narrated what happened to her, he was arrested and handed over to the Police.”

Requesting for the remand order, the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Bamigbade Olumide said granting the order will allow the Police complete their investigation and forward the duplicate case file to the office of Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

In his ruling, Magistrate Olu Bamidele said the defendant is ordered to be remanded at the Nigeria Correctional Centre, Ado Ekiti, pending issuance of legal advice by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The case was adjourned till 29th September, 2022 for mention.

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