Police charge 2 suspects for alleged rape of JSS students

By Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin

The Kwara State Police Command has charged two suspects, a 67-year-old man, Saadu Alabi, and one Abdulganiyu Haruna, who allegedly repeatedly raped three underage students at Kwara Community Secondary School. Ilorin.

The suspects were hauled before Magistrate OA Idiagbon for having several sexual encounters with minors who are all twelve years old under the disguise of helping them do invisible charm, (Afeeri).

According to the police report, the case was reported by a member of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), lawyer Anthonia Erinfolami, who claimed that Abdulganiyu, who lives in the same area as one of the victims, had had a carnal relationship with her in her room on several occasions.

Addressing the court, the prosecutor, Abdullahi Sanni, informed the court of the exparte petition attached to the police report, urging the magistrate to grant the prayers contained in the petition by ordering the provisional detention of the suspects.

The suspects’ lawyer, Usman Omotosho, revealed that the court can only hear the case but cannot try it due to lack of jurisdiction.

Magistrate Idiagbon, in his brief decision, ordered the remand of the suspect in Oke Kura Detention Center until August 4.

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