Court Remands 65 Year Old Man For Raping 13 Year Old Girl

Court Remands 65 Year Old Man For Raping 13 Year Old Girl

Sam Oluwalana

For raping a 13 year old girl, an Iyaganku Magistrates’ court sitting at Ibadan on Thursday remands a Sexagenarian Sahibu Ameed, 65, in Agodi prison for alleged raping a 13 – year old minor without her consent.

The Magistrate, Mrs Olajumoke Akande said the court lack jurisdiction over the matter.

Akande in her ruling remanded Sahibu in Agodi prison pending the outcome of the case file at Oyo state Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The plea of the defendant was not taken by the court.

Akande, thereafter, adjourned the case till Jan. 19. for mention.

  Sahibu,  of Ago Tapa street, Mokola , Ibadan, was in court on a one – count charge of unlawful carnal knowledge.

The  Police Prosecutor , Sgt. Femi Omilana told the court that Sahibu was alleged to have had unlawful carnal knowledge of 13- year old minor, severally without her knowledge.

Omilana said the offence was committed between August and December 2017 at Ago Tapa street, Mokola, Ibadan.

He said the offence contravened section 218 of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol.II,Laws of Oyo state 2000.

The 13 year old girl had earlier made a statement at the Mokola Police Station, where she disclosed that the accused has repeatedly raped her on several occasions and has always warned her of in impending doom, if she disclose his unlawful act to anybody.

”He started on the day my elder sister asked me to go and bring a CD from his house. He forced me on his bed and raped me. After that he warned me not to tell anybody, because I will die”. she said ij her statement.

The bubble however, burst when a neighbour noticed certain changes in the body of the girl and she queried her on her menstrual movement. The neighbour raised the alarm when the girl told her, she has not menstruated for some months.

She was forced to recant her ordeal in the hand of the man who is said to be a retired soldier.

”He alsways give me 100 naira or 200 naira, anytime he raped me”. she added.

The man ”corroborated” the girl’s story, as he owned up to his uncomely behaviour in his statement at the station.