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Suspected Paedophile Arraigned For Allegedly Defiling Minor In Ibadan
A 61-year-old man, Alfa Olayiwola Rasak, was on Friday charged to court by the Oyo State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old girl (name withheld).
The suspect’s alleged act is contrary to Section 34(1) and punishable under section 34(2) of the Child Rights Law of Oyo State.
After the one-count charge was read, the Chief Magistrate, S. H. Adebisi of Family Court 1, Iyaganku, Ibadan ordered the accused to be remanded in Abolongo Correctional Centre in Oyo town.
The case was adjourned till November 8 for further hearing.
The state Commandant of NSCDC, Michael Adaralewa, had earlier told journalists that Rasak was apprehended by the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Protection Unit of the command.
He made it known that the accused, of S6/387, Oke Oluokun, Kudeti Road, Ibadan, started defiling the young girl at age 11, and had continued for four years till she turned 15 before he was caught.
He was said to have been the one who deflowered the girl at the age of 11.
The commandant spoke further that after medical examination and interrogation, Rasak confessed to having sexual intercourse with the victim.
Warning those with such criminal acts to desist from it, Adaralewa said that the NSCDC would not hesitate to bring offenders to justice, while he advised the general public to expose evildoers and criminal elements in their neighbourhood, promising protection of the identity of the informant.