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40-Yr-Old Man Arraigned for Allegedly Raping Deaf Girl

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A 40-year-old man, Kamoru Shittu, was on Thursday arraigned in an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping a 21-year-old deaf and dumb girl in her school, PM Newspaper reports.

The prosecutor, SP Mereti Wilson, told the court that the offence was contrary to Section 357 and punishable under Sections 358 and 360 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Vol. II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2003.

Wilson also told the court that the accused committed the offence on March 7 in Osogbo at about 10. p.m. at Osun State Secondary School for Persons with Special Needs, Osogbo.

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The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

In her ruling, Magistrate A. A. Olowolagba granted the accused bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

The case was adjourned till May 19 for mention.

Source: PM News


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