An Abeokuta Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Isabo Area has ordered a
42-year-old man identified as Sanmi Oyewole, to be remanded in prison
custody for allegedly rāping his neighbour’s six- yearold daughter.
Oyewole was said to have committed the offence on August 24 at 16 Ayedi Street, Isale-Ake, Abeokuta. When the accused was arraigned in court, the
magistrate, Mr. Anthony Araba, ordered that he be remanded in Oba prison within Obafemi Owode
Local Government Area till September 9.
The police prosecutor, Paul Etusi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said the accused lured the victim into his room to watch cartoon films and later forcefully defiled her
“Oyewole, who was said to be fond of the little girl, was seen by a neighbour who heard the girl’s cry as
she attracted the attention of others and the victim’s parents, even as the accused was caught on top of the girl,” the prosecutor said. The police prosecutor further stated that the offence contravened Section 218 of the Criminal Code Law of Ogun, 2006. Represented by his counsel, Mr.
Adeyemi Adebayo, the Magistrate however, did not take plea of the accused before adjourning the case
to September 9 for further hearing.
Meanwhile, the Ogun State Police Command said no fewer than 12 suspected cult members have been
arrested in Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government Area of the state.
Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO; Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi who disclosed this in Abeokuta said items recovered included guns, live cartridges, Indian
hemp and assorted charms. He also said the arrest followed various complaints from the public and intelligence report from the
State Intelligence Bureau, SIB, of the command. “The proximity of Ogijo to Ikorodu has made it a commercial nerve centre with numerous illegal
activities which have been of great concern to the command”.
“On Saturday, some teams of police detectives, led by the DPO Ogijo Division, Toyin Afolaogun swooped
on the cultists and arrested 12 belonging to various groups”.
terrorising people in the area. “The command is ready to sanitise the area and get rid of miscreants and cultists so that innocent citizens or those on
transit will be adequately protected.
The suspects will soon appear in court after thorough investigations.”
“The command has been duly informed of the dangerous activities of the cultists who have been….
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