A 34- year – old man , Tunde Oyedokun , was on Monday arraigned before an Osun State Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo for allegedly raping a 13- year – old girl .
The accused was arraigned on two counts of rape and .assault
The police prosecutor , Abiodun Fagboyinbo , explained that the accused also impregnated the victim .
The charges read in part, “ That you , Tunde Oyedokun , sometime in April 2019 , at No . 5 Balogun Street, Omigade area , Osogbo , in the Osogbo Magisterial District , did unlawfully have carnal knowledge of one 13- year – old girl , thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 218 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 , Vol 11, Laws of Osun State , 2003 . ”
Oyedokun pleaded not guilty to the charges .
The counsel , who represented the accused, Mr Seun Ogundari , urged the court to commit him to bail and gave an assurance that he was ready to stand trial .
Magistrate Modupe Awodele told the counsel to file a formal bail application on behalf of his client .
She ordered that the accused be remanded in the Ilesa Prison till July 30 , 2019 , when the matter would come up for ruling on the bail application.
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