Ekiti Magistrate Court remands 45 year- old cleric over rape of teenager




A Chief Magistrate Court, sitting at Ado Ekiti District, has ordered the remand of a 45-year-old cleric, Prophet Adeleye Akingbaso, in prison for allegedly raping a teenager.
Akingbaso was alleged to have raped his victim, a 13-year-old girl, at Ajowa Area of Ado Ekiti on July 25, 2022.
The victim, in her statement to the police, said, “The prophet is my mother’s man friend, he used to sleep in our house. On that day, my mum left for night duty, but the prophet slept in our house. At midnight, he said he woke me up for bed-wetting, which I said was not true.
“He gave me shea butter and salt to rub my private part, I did as he directed. When I woke on the second day, I saw him beside me and discovered that I had been raped. He warned me that I would run mad if I told anybody.
“He came back on the third day, saying he wanted to renew what he gave me earlier by having sex with me. I ran out of the house and informed our neighbours. They called my mother and narrated what happened to her. He was arrested and handed over to the police.”.
The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Olumide Bamigbade, urged the court to remand the defendant “to allow police complete their investigation.”
The Magistrate, Olu Bamidele, granted the prosecutor’s request and adjourned the matter till September 29, 2022.