…Court adjourns arraignment to Friday
The Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure the Ondo State capital, has adjourned the arraignment of the randy soldier who raped the 300 level student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, to Friday.
The Police brought the suspect to the magistrate court 3 Oke-Eda Akure this morning with an application to remand him in prison custody.
The Investigating Police Officer, IPO, Inspector Segun Adeoye told the court that he has two applications to tender before the court.
But the matter took another dimension when the Counsel to the defendant, Messr Kayode Idowu objected the application, citing section 26 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Ondo state, with an excuse that he was yet to receive such application.
Considering the fact that the Police just filed the application this morning, as it was dated 14th August 2019, the Presiding Magistrate Olanipekun Mayomi rules that the suspect be remanded in Police custody to give the Defence Counsel enough time to study the application and respond appropriately.
The suspect, Sunday Awolola who was brought to the court handcuffed, was however returned to the Police custody till Friday when he would be properly arraigned.
Speaking with journalists, the Special Assistant to Ondo State governor on Special Duties, Barrister Henry Adegbemile, who was in the court, reiterated the interest of the governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his wife, Betty, to ensure that the randy soldier face the full wrath of the law.