Rape: Kwara court remands herbalist Atakoro, accomplice 


An Ilorin Magistrate’s Court in Kwara state  Tuesday ordered  the remand of an Ibadan- based social media influencer and herbalist,  Sultan Ojuwoni Atakoro and one  Olaitan Ibrahim Olalekan at the Correctional Service Centre, Oke-Kura, Ilorin,  till January 17, 2024.

The Kwara state Police Command arraigned Atakoro and Olalekan  before the court for  alleged  rape and arson.

The Police First Information  Report (FIR) stated  that Atakoro  serially raped and set ablaze a 21- year-  old girl, Firdaos Jimoh,  in his shrine, in Ibadan, Oyo state, conniving with olalekan and one Omowumi and her children who were at large.

The suspects were arraigned on offences of “criminal conspiracy, unlawful trial by ordeal, rape , causing grievous bodily hurt by dangerous means and attempt  to commit culpable homicide, contrary to Sections 97, 214, 283, and  229 of the  Penal Code Law.”

Presiding magistrate,  Kolawole Aluko,  did not take the plea of the suspects when the FIR was read to them.

The magistrate said the court lacks jurisdiction to entertain the offences for which they were charged.

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