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.