Benin man remanded over alleged attempt to rape 50-year-old woman


By Imelda Osayande

A Benin High Court, on Tuesday, ordered the remand one Ikechukwu Tony in a correctional centre in Benin over an alleged attempt to rape a 50-year-old woman.

The suspect was arraigned on a count charge of rape, to which he, however, pleaded not guilty.

The State Prosecuting Counsel, Mrs Ama Iyamu, told the court that the suspect, on March 27, 2023, at Ewayoburu Street, off Uwa in Benin juridical division, attempted to rape one Osayenwenrre Amadi.

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According to Iyamu, the offence is contrary to Section 4 of Edo State Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Law, 2021 and punishable under Section 5(2) of the same law.

Consequently, Justice Efe Ikponmwonba, ordered the defendant to be remanded in the correctional facility.

Ikponmwonba, thereafter, adjourned the case till July 8 for hearing. (NAN) (
Edited by ‘Wale Sadeeq

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