On Monday, a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Iyaganku, Ibadan, ordered the remand of a 37-year-old taxi driver, Ibrahim Ramoni, for alleged armed robbery and rape.
Ramoni was arrested on suspicion of attempting to rape a serving female National Youth Service Corps member in Oyo State.
Mrs Munirat Giwa-Babalola, the Chief Magistrate, refused to hear the suspect’s plea for lack of jurisdiction.
The remand is pending legal advice from the Oyo State Ministry of Justice, she said.
Giwa-Babalola adjourned the matter until March 2, for mention.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Olufemi Omilana, Ramoni on Jan. 2, at about 8.p.m along Ido Road, Railway Station via Omi – Adio, Ibadan, unlawfully attempted to rape 29 -year old female corps member.
Omilana said the offence contravened Section 359 of Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2000.
Meanwhile, in a separate charge before the same court, Ramoni allegedly stole Techno Spark 8c cell phone worth N85, 000 from his victim.
Omilana said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 401 and punishable under Section 402 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2000. (NAN)