A Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, on Tuesday remanded a 45-year-old cleric, Mr Sunday Adewoye, who allegedly raped a 22-year-old lady.

Adewoye, whose address was not provided, is charged with unlawful sexual penetration and rape.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Patrick Adekomaiya, did not take the plea of Adewoye.

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He said that he needed advice from the state director of public prosecutions.

Adekomaiya ordered that the defendant should be kept in a custodial facility pending the advice.

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He adjourned the case until June 3 for mention.

The prosecutor, Insp Ayodele Adeosun, had earlier informed the court that Adewoye committed the offenses on April 17 at 5:00 pm on Joseph Dosu Way, Badagry.

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He said Adewoye had sexual intercourse with the 22-year-old lady without her consent, in contravention of Sections 260 and 263 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.