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Man, 45, remanded in prison over alleged rape of minor

An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded a 45-year-old man, Daniel Alamo, in prison over alleged raping of a seven-year-old girl.

The defendant, whose address was not provided, is facing a charge of rape.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on February 10 in Aramoko, Ekiti State.

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He said the accused enticed the girl with money and defiled her.

Akinwale said the offence contravened Section 31 (2) of the Child Right Law Cap C7 Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The prosecutor urged the court to remand the accused in prison pending legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The plea of the accused was not taken.

In her ruling, the Magistrate, Mrs Modupe Afeniforo, ordered that the defendant be remanded and adjourned the case until March 13 for mention. (NAN)