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Court Orders Remand Of 25-year-old For Allegedly Raping Mentally Challenged Woman

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrate court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Wednesday, ordered that a 25-year-old man identified as Momodu Okunola who allegedly raped a mentally challenged woman, be remanded in a correctional centre, pending legal advice.

The police charged Momodu, who lives in Omi–Adio, Ibadan, with rape.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Sikiru Opaleye, told the court that on January 8, at about 11:30am, Momodu allegedly raped a mentally challenged woman.

Chief Magistrate O.O. Ogunkanmi did not take the plea of the defendant as the court had no Jurisdiction to entertain the matter.

Ogunkanmi who ordered that Momodu be remanded in Agodi Correctional Centre, also ordered that the case file be returned to the Director of Public Prosecution ( DPP).

She adjourned the case till February 7 for mention.

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