James Thomas, 35 and Segun Adesina, 61, were remanded on Thursday by Chief Magistrate Patricia Adetuyibi at a family court in Iyaganku, Ibadan, for the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl.
According to NAN, Adetuyibi, who declined to accept the defendants’ plea due to a lack of jurisdiction, ordered their custody to the Abolongo Correctional Facility in Oyo Town.
She gave the order to forward the case file for review to the Oyo State Ministry of Justice’s Director of Public Prosecutions. The matter was postponed to October 20 for mention by Adetuyibi.
Thomas allegedly had illicit sexual contact with the girl between January and July at Oke-Ola in the Ejioku neighbourhood of Ibadan, according to the prosecution’s attorney, Insp. Folake Ewe.
Ewe claimed the defendant violated the girl’s rights by allegedly committing the crime.
She claimed that Adesina is also accused of engaging in unlawful sexual activity with a woman against her will sometime in 2021 at the same home.
Ewe claimed that the offences were in violation of Section 34 of the 2006 Oyo State Child Rights Law.