An Ado-Ekiti Magistrate’s Court, yesterday, ordered 20-year-old Oluyi Oba remanded over alleged rape of a five-year-old girl.

The police prosecutor, Mr. Emmanuel David, told the court that the accused committed the offence on October 22 at 1p.m. in Iyin-Ekiti.

He said the offence contravened Section 218 of the Criminal Code Cap C 16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The plea of the accused was not taken.

Chief Magistrate Simeon Ojo ordered the accused remanded in prison custody pending the receipt of legal advice from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution.

He adjourned the case till November 21 for hearing.

With increasing number of rape cases against minors, it’s only advisable for parents to be extra careful in monitoring their female children.