27-Year-Old Man Arraigned for Raping Two Women 'at the Same Time'
A 27-year-old man, Festus Oyetola, was on Wednesday arraigned before an Osogbo High Court for allegedly raping two women “at the same time”.
The defendant, who was accused of raping one Oluwafikayo and Christiana, was also accused of robbing eight other persons.
According to the charge sheet, the accused, together with other members of his gang, who are at large, committed the offence at Moro in Osun State on November 27, 2012.
The prosecutor told the court that Oyetola was armed when he raped the two women.
The offences were said to be contrary to the provisions of the Criminal Code, Vol. II, Law of Federation of Nigeria; and Cap 34, Vol. II, Law of Osun State.He was charged with robbing eight victims, raping two women and indecent assault.
The accused pleaded not guilty and the presiding judge, Justice Eunice Awolalu, adjourned the case till April 13, 2016.
Oyetola, who was arrested in 2012, had been arraigned before a magistrate court, but the magistrate remanded him in prison, declining jurisdiction over the case.
In a similar case, the police in Osun State arraigned 23-year-old Olayinka Aresa before an Osogbo Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing N20,000 from one Suliyat Ajibola.
The suspect pleaded not guilty to the three charges preferred against him.
The magistrate, Mr. Olusola Aluko, subsequently adjourned the case till December 12, 2016.