56-year-old Abraham Benjamin who tried raping a 110-year-old woman in her home, was on Thursday remanded in prison by an Ado Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.
According to the Magistrate, Mrs Taiwo Ajibade, who gave the order, the accused should remain in prison pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), as she further directed that the case file should be duplicated and a copy sent to the DPP for advice
Police Prosecutor, Insp. Caleb Leranmo, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on April 30 at No. 12 , Igbehin St., in the state capital.
According to him, the accused committed the offence on April 30 at No. 12 , Igbehin St., in the state capital, an offence which contravened Section 359 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State 2012. NAN reported that the case was adjourned until May 22 for mention.
Few months ago, we reported that a 29-year-old man, Kehinde Ariyo, was arrested by the Osun Police Command for allegedly raping an 85-year-old woman to coma at Ilesa town in the state.
The police commissioner in the state, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, who spoke to newsmen in Osogbo said the incident happened at Ogudu area in Ilesa, where the suspect forcefully had canal knowledge of the old woman after gaining access to her residence around 11pm on Oct. 27.
He added that the woman sustained various degrees of injuries on her body, including her private organ, and eventually passed out in the process before she was resuscitated at a private hospital.
According to Adeoye, the suspect lives in the same area where the victim resides, and had gone on errands for the old woman severally in the past.
“The woman passed out during the rape, but came back to life after some hours, the suspect was arrested the next day.
“This is the height of wickedness in our society. The boy injured the woman in the process, but she has been treated “, Adeoye said.
The suspect admitted to have committed the act, claiming to have been drunk at the time of committing the heinous act.
“Mama asked me to sleep on a couch in the passage. I was already drunk and did not know what happened afterwards,” he claimed.