Man, 24, allegedly rapes friend to death

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By Daud Olatunji

ABEOKUTA—Magistrate Martins Akinyemi of an Abeokuta Magistrate’s Court, yesterday, ordered a 24-year-old man, Michael Oyejide, remanded in Ibara Prison custody for allegedly raping his 18-year-old friend, Morenike Ajayi, to death.

The prosecutor, Cpl Moshood Hammer, told the court that the accused and one other at large, committed the offence on January 8, at Ijeja in Abeokuta, Ogun State. He said: “Around 8p.m., Oyejide, alias MI, celebrated his birthday at Adigbe and some ladies were invited. Later at night, the accused and one other got the victim, who is also a friend, drunk.

“The accused and his friend took the victim to his house at Ijeja and raped her to death.” He said they pretended to be sympathizers and rushed her to the hospital, where she was confirmed dead on arrival. “The management of the hospital reported the case to the Police, which led to Oyejide’s arrest,” Hammed said.

The Prosecutor argued that the offence contravened Sections 516, 357 and 358 of the Criminal Laws of Ogun, 2006. The accused, whose plea was not taken by the court, is facing a two-count of rape and murder. Akinyemi adjourned the case to June 5, pending the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP’s advice, for further hearing on the matter.

Source: Vanguard

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