A Magistrates Court in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday ordered that a 40-year-old man, Oladipupo Seun, be remanded in a correctional centre for allegedly raping an 18-year-old girl.
Seun was to be remanded pending legal advice.
Magistrate Taiwo Ajibade, did not take the plea of Seun, because the court lacked jurisdiction to entertain the matter.
Ajibade ordered the police to return the case file to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
She adjourned the case until March 18 for mention.
Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Insp Olubu Apata told the court that Seun committed the offence on Feb. 20 in Igede-Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti.
He said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 358 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State 2012