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Man docked for allegedly sexually assaulting 10-year-girl



A 55-year-old man, Rufus Olaniyi, was on Wednesday docked in an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court for allegedly sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl.

The police charged Olaniyi, whose address was not given with assault and breach of peace.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp Sodiq Adeniyi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Jan.29 at about 11. 30 in Ado-Ekiti.

Adeniyi alleged that the defendant, indecently assaulted a 10-year-old girl.

He alleged that the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace.

According to him, the offence contravenes the provisions of sections 149(1) and 181(D) of the Criminal Law of EKiti State, 2021.

He urged the court to adjourn the case to enable him study the case file and produce his witnesses.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Counsel to the defendant, Mr Olayinka Adelusi, urged the court to grant his client bail.

Magistrate Dolapo Babalogbon admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She adjourned the case until March 13 for hearing.

Funmilayo Okunade

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