An Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, on Tuesday ordered that a 25-year-old commercial motorcyclist, Bright Obi, be remanded at Agodi Correctional Centre,Ibadan for allegedly raping a 14-year-old-girl.
The Magistrate, S. A. Adesina, who did not take the plea of Obi ordered that he be remanded and the cases file should be sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions(DPP) for advice.
Adesina then adjourned the case until January 10, for mention.
The defendant, who resides in Felele area of Ibadan, is facing a two-count charge of abduction and rape.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt. Olalekan Adegbite, told the court that Obi committed the offences on January 4, in Ibadan.
Adegbite said the defendant abducted the girl and unlawfully had sexual inter course with her.
He said the defendant met the girl while she went on an errand for her grandmother and abducted her.
Adegbite said that one Dasola Onikede, reported the case at Felele Police Station on January 4, at about 8a.m.
The offence contravened Sections 225 and 357 of the Criminal Law of Oyo State, 2000.
NAN reports that Section 357 stipulates life imprisonment for rape.