Ogun - An Ota Magistrates’
Court in Ogun on Friday remanded 38-year-old Taiwo Coker in prison custody for
allegedly raping a minor.
The accused, who resides at No. 4, Unity Road, Ijoko in Ota
area of Ogun, is being tried for raping a minor.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
But the prosecutor, Sgt. Rosemary Brown, told the court that
the accused committed the offence on May 4 at 4.00 p.m. at his residence.
Also read: "Girls are more responsible for rape than boys"
She said the accused had carnal knowledge of an
eight-year-old girl after enticing her with money.
She said the offence of the accused contravened Section 358
of the Criminal Code, Revised Laws of Ogun, 2006.
The Senior Magistrate, Miss Temitope Adebutu, said the
accused should be remanded in prison custody pending advice from the State
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on the case.
"The file and other related documents on this case should
be sent to the DPP’s office for advice on the issue.’’
Further hearing in the case has been fixed for July 1.