Cleric Remanded For Raping 15-Year-Old

An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded a 65 year-old Islamic cleric Akanbi Ibrahim for allegedly defiling a 15 year-old girl.

Ibrahim was arraigned on a three-count charge of rape, force and assault, contrary to Sections 283 and 265 of the Penal Code.

The charge sheet stated that the accused person used charm on the victim to make her loss her senses.

It stated that she discovered herself naked in the accused’s room after he had had canal knowledge of her without her consent.

The sheet also stated that the accused gave the victim a black concoction to drink to regain her consciousness.

It added further that one Hammed Imam in accompany of others, who came to rescue the complainant, sustained grievous hurt when the accused hit him with a stick.

The court, however, did not take the plea of the accused person.

Prosecutor Jubril Al-Hassan objected to the bail of the accused, arguing that the offence was not bailable.

He told the court that investigation into the case was still ongoing and urged the court to remand the accused, pending the completion of the investigation.

In her ruling, Magistrate Ibijoke Olawoyin, remanded the accused person in prison custody.

She adjourned the case to May 16, for further mention. (NAN)

  1. kola Reply

    D man must be pns.

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