Osun monarch, son, 1 other arraign over minor’s rape
Osun monarch, Owalare of Ilare, Oba Adejoro Otebolaku has been exonerated from the misconstrue sexual assault case of the Aketewi of Iketewi, David Ogungbemi as earlier reported by some media who mistaken the identities of these monarchs.
In a statement he personally signed, the monarch said the man alleged to have committed the act was the Aketewi of Iketewi, a community under Ilare.
Meanwhile, Owalare of Ilare, Oba Adejoro Otebolaku, has said he is not the monarch involved in the sex scandal as reported in a section of the media recently.
In an earlier report, the Osun monarch Owalare of Ilare was mistakenly identified to be Aketewi of Iketewi and reported to have raped the young girls but the real culprit Aketewi of Iketewi, David Ogungbemi has been apprehended and faced Osogbo Magistrate court.
In the latest development, the said Osun monarch, Aketewi of Iketewi, David Ogungbemi has been arraigned with own sons and another accuse, Sarafa Olayiwola before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl in the state.
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According to reports available to newsmen, the defendants were alleged to have conspired to have carnal knowledge of the young girl and got her pregnant in the process.
The police prosecutor, John Idoko, alleged that the defendants committed the offences in Ilare-Ijesa.
According to him, the defendants were living in the same house with the victim when they committed the act.
“The defendants’ offence was contrary to and punishable under Section 516 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Vol. II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002, as well as sections 31 and 32 of the Child’s Right Act, Cap 050, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004”, John said.
Yinka Popoola and Tunbosun Oladipupo announced appearances for the defendants while the defendants have however pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The duo applied for bail on behalf of their clients and promised to provide reliable sureties.
Magistrate Ayilara, however, objected the bail request and remanded the defendants in police custody. He adjourned the matter till Monday, May 18, 2020, for a ruling on the bail application.