By DAPO FALADE
Francis Abayomi has been charged before a magistrate court in Ibadan, Oyo State for alleged defilement of a seven-old minor.
The Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the state Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) alleged, on Thursday, that the accused committed the offence on 25 November, 2020 at Kutamiti Street, off Bashorun Expressway, Ibadan.
The Magistrate in Charge of Family Court 1, Iyaganku, Ibadan, SH Adebisi, ordered that the suspect should be remanded in NSCDC custody at the State Headquater Agodi and adjourned the case till 25 January 2021.
As stated in a press release by the CD PRO, Oluwole Olusegun, the suspect was allegedly defiled the victim without her consent and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 34(1) and punishable under Section 34 (2) of the Oyo State Child Right Law 2006.
Meanwhile Oyo State Command Anti-Human Trafficking Unit attended to 343 cases in 2020, ranging from child trafficking, child abuse, child labour and street children, rape and defilement, child in need of care and protection, physical assault and domestic violence.
The state Commandant of NSCDC frowned at the issues of rape, defilement, incest and all form of abuse on child and female gender, warning members of the public who engage in such act to desist from it or face the full wrath of the law and without compromise.