40-year-old man arraigned for raping 15-year-old girl!

The Police in Osun State has arraigned a 40-year-old man, Ojetunde Odeniyi, before an Osogbo Magistrate Court, for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl.

The accused person was alleged to forcefully had sex with the victim in August at Idi Arere area of Ede, Osun State at around 10.pm when the girl was returning home.

The prosecutor, Mr. Wilson Merete, told the court said Odeniyi through his action violated the law and this was punishable under sections 357 and 358 of the Criminal Code Cap 34, Vol 11, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.

Odeniyi pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Counsel for the accused person, Mr. Babafemi Akande, urged the court to admit his client to bail on a liberal term. He assured the court that the accused person would not jump bail if the bail was granted.

The police prosecutor did not raise any objection to the bail application, but urged the court to ensure that the police officer in charge of the case to verify addresses of the sureties for the accused person.

The Magistrate, Mr. Olusola Aluko, in his ruling granted the accused person bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum who are also resident in the state and possess three years tax clearance certificate and two passport size photographs.


  1. Na wa for our legal system! 100k bail for this crazy man. haba!


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