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An Osogbo Magistrates‘ Court in Osun State, on Thursday, ordered the remand of a 30-year-old tailor, Abdulrasaq Sodiq, in Ilesa Correctional Center for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl.

The Police Prosecutor, Insp Adeoye Kayode, earlier told the court that the defendant committed the offense on Sept. 11, at about 8:00pm, at Sabo Area, Osogbo.

Kayode alleged that the defendant indecently assaulted the teenager by having unlawful carnal knowledge of her.

He added that the offence contravened section 360 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol ll, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The Defence Counsel, Mr Okobe Najite, prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms.

Sodiq pleaded not guilty but the Magistrate, Mr Taofeek Badmus, directed that the defendant be remanded in Ilesa Correctional facility.

The Magistrate, who refused the bail application by the defendant’s counsel, Mr Okobe Najite, adjourned the matter until Oct. 14

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