According to a Daily Trust report, an Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded a 30-year-old man, Ajibola Akindele, to Oba Correctional Centre for allegedly r*ping a 21-year-old woman in a church.
Mrs Olajumoke Somefun, the Magistrate, who did not accept Akindele’s plea, ordered that the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.
Somefun, on the other hand, adjourned the case until July 13 for consideration.
Earlier, ASP Olakunle Shonibare, the prosecutor, told the court that the defendant committed the crime on April 16 at The Redeemed Evangelism Ministry (TREM) in Ita-Oshin, Abeokuta.
Shonibare claimed that the defendant, who came to help decorate a contracted-out hall, had forcibly and unlawfully had canal knowledge of the woman on the church grounds.
“The woman was asked to go and open the door for the defendant to gain entrance into the hall,” the prosecutor said.
He stated that the woman reported the incident to the police, and that the defendant was arrested as a result.
According to Shonibare, the offense violated Sections 358 and 359 of the Criminal Law of Ogun, 2006.