A 54-year-old man, Jegede Folorunsho, has been remanded to the Ikoyi Correctional Centre for allegedly defiling an eight-year-old girl in the Mushin area of Lagos State.
The defendant was on Monday, November 20, 2023, charged with defilement of the minor before Magistrate O.M. Ajayi sitting before a Magistrate Court in the Ebute Metta area of the state.
The police brought Folorunsho with a remand application seeking that the defendant be remanded in prison custody while requesting the court to permit them to duplicate and send the case file to the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
The police prosecutor, Paul Ugorji, told the court that Folorunsho allegedly raped the victim at No 4 Adegbite Lane, Mushin, Lagos on October 4, 2023.
According to Ugorji, the defendant was arrested by the Mushin Police Division following complaints by the victim and the case was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for discreet investigation.
Ugorji said the offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015.
The police, however, presented before the court a confessional statement written by the defendant.
The charge accompanied by the 12-paragraph remand application read, “That you, Jegede Folorunsho, on October 4, 2023, at No 4 Adegbite Lane, Mushin Lagos State, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did defile one girl (name withheld), a minor of eight years, by having carnal knowledge of her and thereby, committed an offence punishable under Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.”
Following the remand application, the defendant’s plea was not taken.
The magistrate granted the prayer of the police and ordered that the defendant be remanded to the Ikoyi Correctional Centre.
She also ordered that the case file be sent to the DPP for legal advice.
She further adjourned the case till December 15, 2023, for the DPP’s advice.
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The Lagos State Police Command has said the autopsy report of the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba aka Mohbad, conducted two months ago has not been given to them.
Today, Tuesday, November 21, 2023, makes it two months since the corpse of the late Mohbad was exhumed and an autopsy commenced to unravel the cause of the death of the singer.
Mohbad’s death on September 12 sparked controversies in Nigeria and beyond which prompted the police to set up an investigative team to determine what led to the singer’s demise.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, had tweeted in September that an “autopsy has been concluded” and the police were “awaiting result.”
In October, the then Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, named prime suspects linked to the death of the singer, where he further disclosed that Mohbad vomited and developed goosebumps after he was injected three times by a nurse, Feyisayo Ogedemgbe, on September 12, 2023.
Some of the suspects were subsequently charged to court.
The state Police Command last Friday, however, released singer Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley and Balogun Samson, known as Sam Larry, after the duo met their bail conditions. They were arrested as part of an investigation into Mohbad’s death after videos of assault against the late singer surfaced online.
When asked by one of Punch correspondents on Monday on the release of Mohbad’s autopsy report, Hundeyin disclosed that the command had yet to get the report officially.
Hundeyin said, “The autopsy report has not been given to us. Some people have been carrying rumours that it’s ready. It’s one thing for it to be ready, it’s another thing for it to be given to us officially – that we would receive and sign a copy that we have received it. So, we don’t work with rumours, we work with facts.”
Bella Shmurda, had on Saturday appealed to the police to release the remains of Mohbad.
Taking to his X account late Saturday, Bella expressed concerns over the prolonged delay in the release of Mohbad’s body, which had been held for autopsy for the past two months.
He appealed to the police to expedite the process and release the body to facilitate a dignified funeral arrangement. Additionally, Bella requested the prompt disclosure of the autopsy results.
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