Sunday, May 6

56-year-old man remanded in prison over attempted rape of 110-year-old woman

A man identified as Abraham Benjamin has been remanding in prison for attempting to rape a 110-year-old woman.

An Ado-Ekiti Magistrate’s Court presided over by Mrs. Taiwo Ajibade remanded Benjamin in prison custody for attempting to forcibly have a carnal knowledge of the old woman.

Police Prosecutor, Caleb Leranmo, told the court that the accused committed the offence on April 30 at No. 12, Igbehin Street, Ado-Ekiti.

The prosecutor told the court that the accused attempted to rape the centenarian in her home on the said date before she was rescued by a Good Samaritan.

The offence, according to him, contravened Section 359 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ekiti State 2012.

Mrs. Ajibade ordered that the accused person would remain in prison pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

She ruled that the case file be duplicated and a copy sent to the DPP for advice.

The Magistrate adjourned the case till May 22 for mention.

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