Rape: After spending two nights in prison, Osun civil servant, theatre practitioner cry out, say ‘we’re falling ill’

Rape: After spending two nights in prison, Osun civil servant, theatre practitioner cry out, say ‘we’re falling ill’
By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
Rape victim
Rape scene

 

A grade level 14 civil servant in the Osun State Ministry of Education, Gbenga Ayenioye and a theatre practitioner, Tunde Amoke Oja accused of raping an underage girl have cried out to the court from the prison custody claiming that they were already falling ill.
They were asking the court to consider back the date for ruling on their formal bail application.
The duo accused persons had only spent two nights at Ilesa Correctional Centre after an Osogbo Magistrate’s Court ordered their remand on Wednesday, October 7,2020.
Ayenioye and AmokeOja were arraigned at the Magistrate court on Wednesday by the Police for allegedly raping a 16-year-old school girl in Osogbo.
 
The underage had narrated her ordeal to a Non-governmental organization in Osun State,Value Female Network (VFN) who took the matter up.
Ayenioye was the victim’s teacher while AmokeOja is a film Production Manager. After pleading not guilty to the three count charge of rape and indecent assault, the duo were remanded in prison by Magistrate Opeyemi Badmus while ruling on formal bail application was adjourned till November 4.
Gbenga Ayenioye
Gbenga Ayenioye

 

Displeased with the court’s remand, the accused persons on Friday approached the court through their lawyer, Bola Ige and complained that they were falling ill because the prison is not conducive.
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Ige, in a motion, begged the court to abridge the adjourment date so that they get bail and leave the correctional centre soon.
Justifying the abridgment application, Ige  said the applicants are unkempt at the prison and were falling sick.
But Magistrate Badmus dismissed the application and described it as frivolous, unwarranted and uncalled for. 
In his ruling, Badmus said the defence counsel failed to attach any medical or sick report from any reputable hospital as to the state of health of the applicants or that applicants did not get adequate health attention in the correctional centre if the need be.
Tunde Amokeoja
Tunde Amokeoja
The Magistrate said the November 4 adjustment date stands.
Hearing into the matter will commence on November 19.
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