Court remands man for raping 17-year-old girl to coma
An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court, on Thursday, November 18, 2021 ordered one Kposu Benjamin to be remanded in Mondala Correctional Centre in Kwara State for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl to coma.
The defendant is facing a one-count charge of rape which, according to the Police Prosecutor, Insp. Abdullahi Sanni, contravenes Section 283 of Penal Code Law, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The prosecutor had told the court that the matter was reported at a divisional police headquarters by one Bamikaye Kayode, a staff member of Illumination Security Company.
He said the matter was later transferred to the State Criminal Investigations Department and referred to the Anti-Human Trafficking Women and Children Protection Unit.
Sanni added that the defendant, who was a security guard at Motis Table Water, forcefully had sexual intercourse with the girl.
He added that the victim fainted during the sexual intercourse before she was rushed to a medical centre at Gaa Akanbi area of Ilorin where she was resuscitated.
Sanni said that investigation further revealed that Benjamin reportedly testified to have penetrated the victim’s genital with his fingers.
He said that the medical report obtained from the medical centre showed that there was a whitish substance suspected to be the suspect’s sperm in the pubic hair of the victim.
The prosecutor added that the hymen of the victim was also not intact.
The Magistrate, A.I. Adeniyi, later adjourned the matter till December 8, for further mention.
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