Court remands man, 35, for alleged sexual assault in Osun

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By Joshua Oladipo

Osogbo, Sept. 29, 2020 An Osogbo Magistrates ‘ Court in Osun has ordered the remand of Femi Michael, 35, at the Ilesa Correctional Centre for alleged sexual assault.

The police charged Michael, a resident of Kolawole Street , Esuyale Compound in Osogbo, with sexual assault.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Adeoye Kayode, had told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Sept. 27, at 8:00p.m. , at Kolawole Street , Esuyale Compound in Osogbo.

Kayode said that the defendant assaulted a minor by removing her underwear and inserting his fingers into her private parts.

The prosecutor also said that the offence contravened Sections 359, 222, and 249 (d) of the Criminal Code, Cap. 34 Vol. 11, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The defence counsel, Mr Kingsley Nwoke, requested the court to grant bail to the defendant in the most liberal terms.

The presiding magistrate, Mr Abayomi Ajala, ruled that the defendant be kept behind prison bars at the Ilesa Correctional Centre due to the gravity of his offence.

The Magistrate, however, overruled the bail application and adjourned the case until Oct. 16 for ruling on bail.

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