Fashion designer arraigned for allegedly raping two customers in need of face mask in Ekiti

The police in Ekiti state on Tuesday arraigned a 27-year-old man, identified as Taiwo at an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over an alleged rape.

The defendant of no fixed address is standing trial on a charge of rape.

The prosecutor, Inspector Monica Ikebuilo told the court that the defendant committed the offence on June 9 in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

She alleged that the defendant defiled a 13-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl.

Ikebuilo said the two victims were friends and the defendant, a tailor promised them to sow a nose mask for them.

She added that when the victims got to his house, he locked the door and threatened to kill them with a knife if they shouted, saying he defiled them one after the other, but was caught in the act with the intervention of his neighbour.

She said the offence contravened Section 2 (2) of Ekiti State Gender-Based Violence (prohibition) Amended Law 2019.

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

The plea of the defendant was not taken.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adefumike Anoma, consequently remanded the defendant at the Correctional Centre and adjourned the case until July 27 for mention.

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