Effiom Etowa 41-year-old father who allegedly raped and defiled his three-year-old daughter is said to be reminded in the custody of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) by an Ibadan Chief Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
This is coming when the Nation is lamenting on the increase in rape cases and agitators suggesting dead penalty to rape case.
Etowa, who resides in Tinuoye Estate, Ojoo, Ibadan, is charged with defilement. Chief Magistrate Taiwo Oladiran, who did not take plea of Etowa ordered that he should be remanded in NSCDC custody in Ibadan. Oladiran said,
“Etowa cannot be admitted at Correctional Centre, Agodi, Ibadan, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Etowa is hereby remanded at the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Headquartre, Ibadan, pending an advice from the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP),” he said.
Oladiran adjourned the case until July 16 for mention. Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, ASP Sunday Ogunremi told the court that Etowa committed the offence on June 15 at Ibadan. Ogunremi said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 387 Criminal Law of Oyo State, 2000.