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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Photo Of Ex-Bayelsa Gov's Aide Remanded For Rape

On Friday, a magistrates’ court in Bayelsa State, remanded a former Security Adviser to the Bayelsa State Government, Chief Perekeme Kpodo, in prison custody for alleged rape of a lady.

Kpodo, was arraigned at the Magistrates’ Court 10 presided over by Magistrate E.T. Empire-Ugwa on two counts of unlawful detention and rape of the victim.

According to the charge sheet, Kpodo, a former Security Adviser to the Bayelsa State Government, was alleged to have detained the victim on June 2 at the Etegwe area of Yenagoa with the intent to defile her and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 155 of the Criminal Code of the state. On count two, on the day he allegedly detained the lady, he raped her, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 285 of the Criminal Code.

He however pleaded not guilty, but was denied bail and the case adjourned till August 10.

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