An Osogbo Chief Magistrateâ€™s Court has remanded a 26-year-old man, Rufai Idowu, who allegedly raped and killed his 10-year-old cousin, at Ilesha Prison custody.
Police Prosecutor, Inspector Abiodun Fagboyinbo, told the court that the accused allegedly committed the offence on November 4, at about 5p.m. at Oosa Compound, Ile Ogbo, in Ayedire Local Government Area of the state.
He added that the accused allegedly forcefully and unlawfully raped the minor when the victim, who was on a visit, came to his room.
Fagboyinbo said the accused, after raping the victim, later strangulated her with the Hijab she wore because she was calling for help.
According to him, the offence is contrary to Section 316 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol.11 Laws of Osun, 2003.
The plea of the accused was, however, not taken because of the nature of the offence.
The presiding magistrate, Mr. Adebayo Lasisi, ordered that the accused be remanded in Ilesha Prison custody. He subsequently adjourned the matter till January 7, 2014 for mention.