Edo court has remanded Yahaya Oisamaiye for allegedly defiling 15-month-old daughter
- The charge against him read, “That you, Yahaya Oisamaiye, on or about February 7, 2022, between 5am and 6am, on Brisbourne Iyamu Street, GRA, Benin City, in the Benin Judicial Division, did have unlawful carnal knowledge of (name withheld) aged 15 months…
EKO HOT BLOG reports that a father, Yahaya Oisamaiye, has been remanded in a custodial centre in Edo State for allegedly defiling his 15-month-old daughter.
The charge against him read, “That you, Yahaya Oisamaiye, on or about February 7, 2022, between 5am and 6am, on Brisbourne Iyamu Street, GRA, Benin City, in the Benin Judicial Division, did have unlawful carnal knowledge of (name withheld) aged 15 months, thereby committing an offence contrary to Section 4 and punishable under Section 5 (1) of the Edo State Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Law 2021.”
Oisamaiye, who pleaded not guilty to the charge, was said to be remanded pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, as ordered by the Justice Geraldine Imadegbelo-led High Court.
Citing the Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Edo State 2016, the police prosecutor, I. E. Ekibade, urged the court to remand the accused.
Ekibade stated, “Section 293(1) provides that when a suspect is arrested for an offence which a magistrate’s court has no jurisdiction to try shall within a reasonable time of arrest be brought before a high court for remand”.
The defendant was represented by Dan Okoh (SAN), Musa Bello, Uwa Okoh and C.O. Omozugbonwen. The case was adjourned till March 23, 2022.
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