Alhaji Olusegun Adesina 60, a business man, was yesterday arraigned at an Abeokuta Magistrate Court sitting in Isabo for allegedly raping a 20-year-old secondaryschool leaver (name withheld).
The accused was arraigned before Magistrate O.A. Ayobolu on a count of having unlawful sexual intercourse with the 20 year old on Tuesday at his private residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The Police Prosecutor, Paul Etusi, stated that Adesina allegedly lured the victim by promising to help him secure a job pending his admission into a tertiary institution.
Etusi, an assistant superintendent of police, argued that the Adesina inflicted physical injury on the 20 year old when he forcefully had sexual intercourse with him through the anus.
He stated that Adesina’s offence was punishable under Section 214 of Criminal Code Vol. 1, Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria 2006.
After the accused was arraigned, his counsel,B.H. Yusuf, however, appealed to the court to grant his client bail.
The prosecutor opposed the bail application and urged the magistrate to remand the accused inprison.
In her ruling, the magistrate granted Adesina bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties. The sureties, she added, must own landed property within the jurisdiction of the court and must have paid tax in the last three years.