An Ilorin, Kwara State Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered one Kposu Benjamin to be remanded in Mondala Correctional Centre for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl to coma.
The defendant is facing a one-count charge of rape, which, according to the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Abdullahi Sanni, contravenes Section 283 of Penal Code Law. The Magistrate, A.I. Adeniyi, later adjourned the matter till December 8, 2021 for further mention.
The prosecutor had told the court that the matter was reported at ‘A’ Division Police Headquarters by one Bamikaye Kayode, a staff member of Illumination Security Company.
He said the matter was later transferred to the State Criminal Investigations Department and referred to the Anti-Human Trafficking Women and Children Protection Unit.
Sanni added that the defendant, who was a security guard at Motis Table Water, forcefully had sexual intercourse with the girl.
He added that the victim fainted during the sexual intercourse before she was rushed to a medical centre at Gaa Akanbi area of Ilorin, where she was resuscitated.
Sanni said that investigation further revealed that Benjamin reportedly testified to have penetrated the victim’s genital with his fingers.
He said the medical report obtained from the medical centre showed that there was a whitish substance suspected to be the suspect’s sperm in the pubic hair of the victim.
The prosecutor added that the hymen of the victim was also not intact