A 35-year-old man, Kasali Agbeleye was on Monday remanded in Ilesa correctional center for having sexual intercourse with a three-year-old girl at the Centenary Hall Centre, Otan-Ayegbaju, Osun State.
The accused who was arraigned before a Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Osogbo for rape and indecent assault of a minor was said to have committed the offence on September 25, 2021, at about 3:30 pm at the Centenary Hall Centre, Otan-Ayegbaju.
The police prosecutor, John Idoko told the court that Kasali indecently assaulted the three-year-old girl and consequently had sexual intercourse with her.
Acccording to him, the offences were contrary to and punishable under sections 31(1)(2) of the Child’s Rights Laws of Osun State, 2007 and Section 360 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Volume II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.
The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the two counts of charges leveled against him.
In his ruling, the presiding Chief Magistrate, A. A. Adebayo, ordered that Kasali’s case be transferred to Iragbiji Magistrate’s Court and that the defendant be remanded in Ilesa Correctional Centre.
Further hearing on the case had been fixed for November 10 for mention.
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