The embattled Alowa of Ilowa in Obokun Local Government Area
of Osun State, Oba Adebukola Alli,  standing trial before an Osogbo
High Court for alleged rape of an ex- corps member, yesterday, got off
the hook on three of the four charges against him.

Justice Oyejide Falola dismissed three charges out of the four counts
preferred against the monarch for the failure of the prosecutor to
substantiate the allegation before the court.
Alli, who was accompanied to court by his wife, had, since 2010, been
facing four counts charge of rape, kidnap,

assault and deprivation of
the liberty of the ex-corps member and had filed a no case submission
before the court on the last trial of the case.

The court, however, ruled that the monarch has no case to answer as
regards the allegations of kidnap, assault and deprivation of liberty,
stating that the prosecution had not tendered any proof to support their
Justice Oyejide Falola, however, overruled the monarch’s application
of a no-case submission on count one of the rape case and ordered the
accused traditional ruler to appear before the court to defend himself
on how he got the consent of the victim before making love to her as he
had confessed to the court that he made love to her and that both of
them enjoyed it.
“The accused person has set up a defence of justification by
confessing to have made love to the victim. On count one, I overruled
the no-case submission, but sustained the no-case submission on count
two, three and four,” Falola ruled
Meantime, Alli has condemned the suspension of 35 students of
Ifelodun Grammar School, Kiloru, who were on the court premises to
protest against his continuous trial penultimate week.
At the resumed hearing of the case before Justice Falola, Alli, who
spoke through his counsel, Taofeek Tewogbola, lashed out at the state
Commissioner of Police, Mrs. Kalafite Adeyemi, and the Director of
Public Prosecution, Mr. Dapo Adeniji, for their alleged role in the
suspension of the students.
The government had last week through the Ministry of Women Affairs
suspended 35 students of the school owned by Ilowa community and five
other towns in the area for staging a protest on the court premises
while they were supposed to be in their classrooms.
-By Gbenga Olarinoye
 Vanguard Newspapers

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