Pastor, rape, defile, fashion designer

A High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday ordered the detention of one Basiru Adeyanju for allegedly raping his 17- year-old daughter.

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Adeyanju, who is a resident at No. 30, Irona Quarters, allegedly raped his daughter on September 10, 2017.

Adeyanju was slammed with a two-count charge based on rape and attempted rape.

The accused person pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Ekiti State Attorney General, Olawale Fapohunda, led the legal team for the ministry of Justice, while Adeyinka Opaleke stood for the defendant.

Having called a witness at the initial stage, Fapohunda implored the court for relief to call two other witnesses, which was granted.

During cross-examination, a witness,  Kola Jegede, who is a herbalist was asked to recount his contact with the accused.

Jegede revealed that he knew Adeyanju a few years ago when he visited his house at Falegan alongside his brother for prayer.

According to Jegede, it was the following year that police brought Basiru Adeyanju and others to his house that Basiru told them (police) that what he took after raping his daughter was brought to him for ritual.

Fapohunda also called a medical practitioner, Dr Olasende Temitope, who testified that the victim was truly raped.

The medical doctor informed the court that the victim was brought to him after defilement on the 11th of September, 2017, and the medical history and investigation on her showed that she had been with her father since two years after her parents got separated.

Temitope further told the court that the medical report showed the outer has a bruise virgina but she was tested HIV negative.

Based on the observation made by the lawyer to the defendant that the victim was reported to have been taken to hospital on September 11, 2017, and that the medical report was signed on January 28, 2019, Dr Temitope quickly informed the court that medical report was issued based on request.

Having heard the arguments of the parties, the Presiding Judge, Justice M. O. Abodunde, adjourned the case to October 2, 2019, for further hearing.