A Senior Magistrates’ Court sitting in Iyagaku, in Ibadan the Oyo State capital has ordered that a herdsman, Abubakar Likita be remanded at Agodi Prisons for allegedly raping a married woman.
Presiding judge, Mrs. Patricia Adetuyibi, who gave the order ruled that Likita, 19, should be remanded, pending an advice from the state’s director of public prosecutions.
Adetuyibi adjourned the case until October 5 for mention.
The accused, who rears his herds of cattle around Idiya Village in Ile-Ido, Ibadan is being tried on a charge of having unlawful carnal knowledge of a married woman.
Though, the plea of the accused was not taken, the prosecuting police officer, Mr. Olalekan Adegbite, told court on Thursday that the accused committed the offence on August 14 at about 5 p.m. at Idiya Village.
Adegbite said: “On the fateful day, the woman was in her farm when Likita attacked her from behind. The attack resulted in the woman sustaining injury on the back of her forehead and neck where the accused held her.”
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 357, punishable under Section 358 of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol.38, Vol. II Laws of Oyo State 2000.