An Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered the remand of a 45-year-old man, Lawrence Adedapo, in prison for alleged rape of a 75-year-old woman.
Chief Magistrate Simeon Ojo, who gave the order in his ruling, decried the alarming cases of rape in the state.
“It is high time the court made offenders to learn their lesson by keeping them in custody,” Ojo said.
Ojo adjourned the case to December 16 for further hearing.
The Police Prosecutor, David Erinma, told the court that the accused committed the offence on November 7 at Oke Erinmope Street, Ise-Ekiti in Ise-Orun Local Government Area.
Erinma told the court that the accused unlawfully had carnal knowledge the septuagenarian woman, which led to her severe bleeding.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 355 of the Criminal Code.