Monday, August 26, 2019

32-year old man molests, impregnates 16-year-old pupil

A 32-year-old man, Ojo Owoeye, was on Friday, arraigned before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for molesting and impregnating a 16-year-old secondary school pupil.

Owoeye was charged with one count of s-xual abuse.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Johnson Okunade, alleged that the defendant committed the offence sometime in May in Ado-Ekiti, where he s-xually abused and impregnated the pupil.

“The offence contravenes Section 4 of the Ekiti State Gender-based Violence (Prohibition) Law, 2011,” Okunade stated.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The defence counsel, Mr Ojo Abioye, told the court that his client would take responsibility for the pregnancy and prayed the court to grant him bail.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Aderopo Adegboye, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N20,000 and two sureties in like sum.

Adegboye adjourned the matter till September 18 for further hearing.