A man said to be in his early 50s, identified as Gabriel Olaniyan, has been accused of
defiling a nine-year-old girl after luring her with N10 biscuits on her way home from
an Arabic school.
The 52 years old, Olaniyan, who was arraigned before an Ibadan Magistrate’s Court in
Iyaganku on Monday, said the act was a mistake on his part.
However, in a charge, number mi/37c/2018, the accused was arraigned on one count
of having carnal knowledge of a minor.
Meanwhile, the prosecutor, Mrs. Folake Ewe, reportedly told the court that Olaniyan,
who was jobless, committed the crime on March 1, 2018 around 5pm at the Alapafon
area of Ibadan.
According to Ewe, the offence is contrary to and punishable under Section 218 of the
Criminal Code Cap. 38 Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000.
Following the accusation, the Chief Magistrate, Mrs. N. J. Ogunbona, asked the
accused if he committed the crime for ritual purposes before ordering him to be
remanded in prison pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
She adjourned the case till April 5, 2018.
The victim’s father, Adeleke, said he had separated from her mother and that his new
wife had been taking care of the minor.