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Labourer Rapes His Colleague To Death In Ondo

A 35-year-old labourer, James James Emmanuel has been ordered to be remanded in prison by a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo state capital for allegedly raping a 55-year-old co-labourer, Mrs Deborah Abiodun to death.

The defendant was alleged to have committed the alleged offence at a poultry firm located at Oke-Odu area, off Ilere, on Ijare road, Akure.

James, who was arraigned on two counts bordering on murder and rape, after allegedly raping her to death, hit her with stone on her head and dump her corpse inside a waste pit.

Police Prosecutor, Anwana Josephine told the court that the suspect committed the offence on 17th day of January, 2024 at about 11.00pm.

Anwana said that the offence, was contrary to Section 357 and punishable under Section 358 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 37, Vol. 1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.

The charge sheet read: “That you James Emmanuel ‘m’ on the 17th day of January, 2024 at about 11.00pm at Ilere, on Ijare Road, Akure in the Akure Magisterial District, did rape Deborah Abiodun ‘f’ aged 55 years old and thereby committed an offence, contrary to Section 357 and punishable under Section 358 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 37, Vol. 1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.

“That you James Emmanuel ‘m’ on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned Magisterai District did kill one Deborah Abiodun ‘T’ by hitting her with stone on her head and dump her corpse inside a waste pit and thereby committed an offence, contrary to Section 316 and punishable under Section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code, Cap. 37, Vol. 1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006”.

In her ruling, Magistrate Folashade Aduroja, ordered that the defendant be remanded in the Correctional Centre in Ondo town and adjourned the trial till March 27, 2024.

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