A man identified as Abibu Babatunde has been remanded in prison by an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Monday for allegedly raping his 14-year-old niece.
The Defence Counsel, Mr Ben Adirieje, prayed the court to admit the 26-year-old to bail in the most liberal terms.
In his statement, he promised that his client would not jump bail, but would provide reliable sureties.
The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Sunday Osanyintuyi told the court that the defendant committed the offence between September 2018 and July 2019 at Sabo area, Ile-Ife.
Osanyintuyi said that the defendant raped his 14-year-old niece.
He added that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 222 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.
Magistrate Olukunle Owolawi, in its ruling, refused to admit the defendant to bail, ordered that he be remanded in Ile-Ife prison custody.
Owolawi adjourned the case until Aug 8, for hearing.