An Ado-Ekiti Magistrate’s Court has remanded a commercial bus driver, Tope Ojolo, in prison custody for robbing and raping a female student of the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti.
Ojolo, 21, was arraigned in court by the Commissioner of Police on Friday for the offence he committed on September 17 after the state police command had concluded its investigation.
The accused was alleged to have conveyed the victim on the said date, from the town but veered into the bush few meters away from the college campus where he raped her and robbed her of some of her personal effects.
He turned himself over to the palace of the Ogoga of Ikere, Oba Adejimi Adu, after a manhunt was launched for him. The monarch handed him over to the police.
Ojolo was identified by the victim as the one who sexually assaulted her on the said day.
The suspect had confessed to the crime at the Ikere Main Police Station and exhibits such as offensive weapons were recovered from him.
At the court proceeding, police prosecutor, Sergeant Monica Ikebuilo, urged the court to grant her request to enable her send the duplicate file to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.
Defence counsel, Timi Omotoso, took date to approach the appropriate court for the bail of his client.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. Dolapo Akinsanya, ordered that the suspect be remanded in prison custody pending the issuance of the legal advice.
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