A 60-year-old man, Samuel Gbadamosi has been remanded by magistrate court sitting in Akure for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl.
The defendant was alleged to have committed the offence at Obasekola Street, Owo, the headquarters of Owo Local Government Area of the state.
The police prosecutor, Augustine Omhenemhen, told the court that the defendant forcefully had sexual intercourse with the victim when she came to collect a textbook from his (defendant’s) daughter, who is her friend.
The prosecutor said the offence was contrary to and punishable under Section 357 of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Volume 1, Laws of Ondo State Nigeria, 2006.
But the defendant pleaded non-guilty, claiming he did not force himself on the victim. He also said the victim agreed to have intercourse with him of her own volition.
“I did not force the girl, both of us agreed to have sex,” he said.
In her ruling, Magistrate O.R Yakubu ordered the remand of the defendant at Olokuta correctional centre, pending advice from the DPP. She adjourned the case till April 27, 2023.