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Court remands Ondo cleric for raping minor


The Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ore, the headquarter of Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State, on Wednesday, ordered that a cleric, Mr. Sunday Adewumi, be remanded in prison custody for allegedly having carnal knowledge of a minor.

The Daily Times gathered that Adewumi was a presiding pastor of a new generation church in Ore, and forcefully had the carnal knowledge of his co-tenant’s daughter (name withheld), who is eight years old.

It was learnt from the offence, which was committed at No 2, Bolorunduro Street, in Ore, caused a lot of controversy among residents, who said the cleric was a serial rapists.

Police Prosecutor, Simon Odoh, said the offence was contrary to and punishable under Section 218 of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Volume 1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.

Presiding Judge, Magistrate S. O. Agunloye ordered the accused person to be remanded in prison until the adjournment date fixed for May 4, 2016.

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