The Chief Magistrate, Mr Adebayo Lasisi, of Osogbo Chief Magistrates' Court, on Monday ordered a 23-year-old man who attempted to rape a nursing mother to be remanded in Ilesha Prison, pending the bail application of the accused.
The prosecutor, Solomon Oladele, informed the court that the accused allegedly committed the offence on Dec. 1 at 9.30 a.m. at Oloja-Ibala Village in Osogbo.
The accused was said to have ambushed the woman and her baby on the way to the farm. He assaulted the woman and gave her several blows with his fist in an attempt to forcefully have carnal knowledge of her. The accused also used hammer on her to break her resistance. The hammer hit gave her injury and the accused fled when he saw the victim bleeding.
The offence the accused committed by his act contravened sections 359, 351 and 355 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol.11 Laws of Osun 2003.
When the accused was arraigned , he pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Mr Remegius Ngwu, counsel to the accused, applied for his bail but the prosecution opposed the application on the grounds that he may jump bail because of the gravity of the offence, which when found guilty, could attract a life sentence in imprison
The case has been adjoined to Jan. 14, 2014 for the court to rule on the accused’s bail application
Adapted from NAN