An Akure Magistrate Court has remanded a 26 –year-old labourer, Toba Afolasade in prison for allegedly killing one Adejoke Olalekan, a 16 year-old girl.
The accused person was on Friday brought before Magistrate Bob-Manuel, is facing a two count charge of killing and unlawfully having carnal knowledge of the victim.
According to the prosecution, the accused person committed the offence at about 3.30pm at Idi-Araba camp road, Ijegun via Ile-Oluji, Ondo State on June 26, 2015.
The Police prosecutor, Supol Isah Atanegbe [ASP] told the court that the accused person killed Adejoke Olalekan by strangulating her to death while raping her.
The plea of the accused person was not taken as no counsel stood for him.
Atanegbe prayed the court for adjournment of the case to enable him send the duplicate case file to the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP for legal advice.
He also urged the court to remand the accused person in Olokuta prison pending the outcome of the advice from the DPP.
In her ruling, the Magistrate, Mrs Bob-Manuel ordered the remand of the accused person in prison.
She adjourned the case file till August 19, 2015.
In a related development, Police detectives attached to Igbara-Oke Division in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State said they have arrested a middle-aged man for unlawful defilement of a minor [names withheld], which was reported to have caused the victim serious injuries.
The suspect, Aderemi Seun was said to have defiled the girl, aged 15 last Saturday.
Findings by our correspondent revealed that the victim as a result of the unlawful act was immediately rushed to the state General Hospital, Igbara –Oke, where she was transferred to the State Specialist Hospital, Akure, where a surgical operation was conducted on her.
Police reports revealed that one Samuel Diya, a resident of No 6, Ayegbaju Street, Igbara –Oke, reported the incident to the Police that on June 27, 2015 at about 7.00 am, his daughter was defiled.
The Ondo State Police Public Relation Officer, PPRO DSP Wole Ogodo said the case has been transferred to the state Department of Criminal Investigation, DCI, Akure for discreet investigation.
Ogodo warned people with criminal intents to desist from criminal acts or they will be made to face the wrath of the law.
He also advised parents to be watchful of their children particularly their daughters and prevent them from falling victims of the illegal acts.

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