Ondo State Police Command has arraigned a 24-year-old farmer, Haruna Mohammed over for the alleged rape of a 50-year-old woman, Ibukun Akinola.
Haruna was arraigned at an Akure Magistrate’s Court on a one-count charge of rape. The Police Prosecutor, Augustine Omhenimhen, said he committed the offence on July 8, 2020, along Lalepa/Akinfosile road at Igbotako in Okitipupa Local Government Area of the state.
The offence is punishable under section 358 of the Criminal Code, CAP 37 Volume 1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.
Omhenihen urged the court to remand the accused person pending legal advice from the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP). The court however refused to take the plea of Haruna.
The Magistrate, Rasheedat Yakubu ordered the accused person to be remanded in the custody of the State Criminal Investigation Department pending legal advice from DPP.