An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, ordered that a 29-year-old commercial motorcycle rider, Olaleye Jimoh, who allegedly raped a 50-year-old woman, be remanded in a correctional centre, pending legal advice.
The police charged Jimoh with rape.
Chief Magistrate Adefumike Anoma, who did not take the plea of Jimoh, ordered the police to return the case file to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) in Ekiti for legal advice.
Anoma adjourned the case until March 4 for mention.
Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Insp Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that Jimoh committed the offence on Jan.22 in Odo-Owa Ekiti in Ikole-Ekiti Local Government Area in Ekiti.
Akinwale alleged that Jimoh raped the victim on her way to her farm.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 358 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012. (NAN)