An Ado Magistrate’s Court in Ekiti State has ordered that a 56-year-old man, Abraham Benjamin, be remanded in prison custody for an allegedly attempt to rape a 110-year-old woman in her home.
The Magistrate, Mrs. Taiwo Ajibade, gave the order on Thursday when the accused was arraigned before her by a police prosecutor, Caleb Leranmo.
Ajibade, who adjourned the case to May 22 for mention, directed that the case file be duplicated and a copy be sent to the State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), for proper advice on the charges to be prefered against the middle-aged man.
Leranmo earlier had told the court that the accused committed the offence on April 30 at No. 12, Igbehin St., Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
According to him, the accused attempted to rape the 110-year-old woman in her home.
The offence, he added, contravened Section 359 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State 2012.