The police in Ekiti State, on Tuesday, arraigned a 27 – year -old tailor, Taiwo Odetunde , before an Ado – Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping two minors .
The tailor was alleged to have lured the girls , aged 13 and 14 , who were said to be friends , with the promise of sewing nose masks for them and raped them .
The prosecutor , Inspector Monica Ikebuilo, told the court that the defendant, who is facing one count of rape , committed the offence on June 9 , 2020 , in Ado – Ekiti.
Ikebuilo stated , “ The defendant defiled the 13- year – old and 14-year – old girls.
The victims are friends.
The defendant, a tailor, promised to sew a nose mask for each of them .
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“ When the victims got to his house , he locked the door and threatened to kill them with a knife if they shouted. He defiled them one after the other , but he was caught in the act by his neighbour .
“ The offence contravenes Section 2 (2 ) of the Ekiti State Gender Based Violence (Prohibition ) Amended Law , 2019 . ”
Ikebuilo urged the court to remand the defendant in a correctional centre pending legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions .
The court did not take the plea of the defendant.
The Chief Magistrate , Mrs Adefumike Anoma , remanded the defendant in a correctional centre and adjourned the case till July 27, 2020 , for mention .
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