45-year-old Ganiyu Ogungbemi has been arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrate’s Court for allegedly raping a 12 year-old-girl (name withheld). The accused was said to have committed the offence on March 17, 2015.
Ogungbemi allegedly sneaked into the residence of the girl’s parents in Ejigbo, Osun State, where he allegedly raped her. The victim was said to have been left bleeding from the assault.
A police prosecutor, Mr. Merit Wilson, told the court that the suspect assaulted the girl during the rape.
He told the court that the accused committed offences “contrary to and punishable under sections 31 (c) (d) and 360 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Vol. II, Law of Osun State of Nigeria, 2003.”
The accused pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape and assault.
His counsel, Mr. Raji Abiodun, urged the presiding magistrate, Olusola Aluko, to admit his client to bail in liberal terms. Aluko granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He transferred the case to the Ejigbo Magistrate’s Court and adjourned the case till September 2, 2015.