Lawani Oseni, 22, has been remanded in jail custody by an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ court sitting at Ibadan on Friday, for allegedly raping a 14-year-old woman.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr O. Adisa, in his ruling stated the court had no jurisdiction to preside over the case, however remanded the defendant at Agodi jail.
However, Oseni’s plea, was not taken.
Adisa, thereafter, adjourned the matter until Aug. 27.
In response to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Lawani, a cattle herder, of undisclosed handle, was in courtroom on one-count charge of rape.
The Police Prosecutor, ASP Ade Adebusuyi, informed the court that the accused on Aug. 5, at about 12 midday, was alleged to have forcefully penetrated the woman, with out her consent.
He stated: “The victim was stated to be hawking sachet water and Lawani, who was rearing his cattle, stopped her on the pretext that he wished to buy.
“Lawani within the process allegedly had unlawful canal knowledge of her without her consent within the forest.
“The sufferer was alleged to have been deflowered by the defendant within the process, she shouted and called for assist, and farmers in a nearby farm got here to her rescue.
“The sufferer was rescued and the defendant arrested, whereas the matter was reported at Idi-Ayunre Police Station, Ibadan.’’
Adebusuyi stated, the offence is opposite to Section 357 and punishable underneath Part 358 of the Criminal Code, Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State 2000.