An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday remanded in prison custody a 19-year-old man, John Julius, for the alleged rape of a 35-year-old woman.
The Prosecutor, Inspector Bayo Ajiboye, had told the court that the accused allegedly committed the offence on July 12, 2016 at Efon Alaaye-Ekiti.
Ajiboye said the accused unlawfully raped a 35-year-old woman on her way from the farm and inflicted injuries that led to her being hospitalised.
He said the offence contravened Section 358 of the Criminal Code, Cap C 16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
He told the court that he had forwarded a duplicate of the case file to the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution for legal advice.
No plea was taken.
Magistrate Modupe Afeniforo remanded the accused in prison custody and adjourned the case till August 19 for further mention.