A 35-year old man, Ganiu Faremi, who was accused of forcefully had sexual intercourse with a 63-year-old mentally challenged woman has been remanded at correctional centre at Kirikiri town.
The order to remand the accused was made by Ogba Magistrates Court, before which he was arraigned for the offence of unlawful carnal knowledge with physically and mentally challenged woman, which is statutory rape.
The Court refused to take the plea of the accused, after the prosecutor, Supol Bisi Ogunleye, asked the Court to refer the matter to the DPP for advice.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. E. Kubeinje, ordered his remand in correctional centre at Kirikiri town, Lagos, pending the outcome of the DPP’s report.
The Court also directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send it to the DPP while the matter was adjourned till 15th February, 2022, for report of the DPP to be ready, which will determine if the matter will be transferred to the High Court or not over jurisdiction.
The accused allegedly engaged the victim, a 63-year old mentally challenged woman in forceful sex romp at Bolade Street, Oshodi area of Lagos State.
The accused was said to have secretly removed the old woman’s clothes and forcefully engaged her in sex.
While he was still in the act, he was caught by the neighbours and forced to remove his dick from the woman’s private part and handed over to the Police in the area for interrogation over the dastardly act.
The suspect was later transferred to the Gender Section of the Police Command, where operatives further interrogated him over the act.
The suspect was said to have admitted to have done so and claimed it was with the consent of the woman because she did not resist before he was caught by the neighbours. After thorough interrogation, the Police found him culpable and subsequently charged him to Court.