Court Remands Herbalist, Accomplice over Alleged Multiple Rape Case in Ilorin

Hammed Shittu in Ilorin

An Ilorin Magistrate‚Äôs court  in Kwara State yesterday  ordered  the remand of an Ibadan-based social media influencer and herbalist,  Sultan Ojuwoni Atakoro and one  Olaitan Ibrahim Olalekan at the Correctional Service centre Oke-Kura, Ilorin  till January 17, 2024.

The  State Police Command arraigned Atakoro and Olalekan  before the court for  alleged  rape and arson.

The Police  First Information  Report (FIR) stated  that Atakoro  serially raped and set ablaze a 21- year- old girl , Firdaos Jimoh  in his shrine, in Ibadan, Oyo State, conniving with Olalekan and one Omowumi and her children who were at large.

The suspects were arraigned  on offences of criminal conspiracy, unlawful trial by ordeal, rape , causing grievous bodily hurt by dangerous means and sttempt  to commit culpable homicide, contrary to Sections  97, 214, 283, and  229 of the  Penal Code Law.

Magistrate Kolawole Aluko, who also did not take the plea of the suspects when the FIR was read to them, said the court lacked jurisdiction to entertain  the offences for which they were charged.

He, however, listened to the submissions of the prosecution and counsel for the second defendant after which he ordered the remand of  the suspects and adjourned the case till January  17, 2024 for mention.

The Magistrate said the offences for which the suspects were charged are not ordinarily bailable.

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