A 25-year-old vigilante member, Sunday Arewa, has been docked before an Ile-Ife Magistrate court in Osun State, for allegedly raping a nursing mother.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Emmanuel Abdulahi, told the court that “Arewa committed the offence on January 19, 2017 at about 12:00 am at Oke-Ogbo area in Ile-Ife.
“The accused inflicted injuries on the left arm of the victim, Tosin Afolabi, and also threatened her with gun before allegedly having carnal knowledge of her in an uncompleted building.
The prosecutor further informed the court that the accused committed offences contrary to and punishable under Sections 351, 355, 86(2) and 360 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Vol. II, Laws of Osun, 2003.
Arewa entered into a not guilty plea to the four count-charges presented against him.
Meanwhile, the Defence Counsel, Akintilo Olakunbi, made attempt to move application for Arewa’s bail but the presiding Magistrate Olalekan Ijiyode, asked her to bring a written bail application.
The presiding Magistrate has therefore ordered that Arewa be remanded in Ile-Ife prison custody.
The case was adjourned to March 10, 2017 for hearing.