The accused, who is on bail; the mother of the victim; and the prosecutor, Sergeant Temitope Fatoba, were present in court.
The Magistrate, Rofiat Olayemi, in a brief remark, said the case was only mentioned in the open court, adding that it would be heard in her chamber owing to its sensitive nature.
All parties in the matter then moved into Olayemi’s chamber.
Commenting on what transpired in the chamber, the representative of the International Federation of Women Lawyers, Folasade Julius-Adekanmi, said the advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions on the matter had been received by the court.
She added that the state had taken over the matter from the police, adding that it had been transferred to the high court.
She noted that the matter was adjourned till July 8.
Adekanmi explained that on the next adjourned date, the prosecution team would report back to the court on the process filed before the high court.
She said, “The legal advice is out. The DPP and other people from the ministry of justice came to court. They want to take over the case from the police. It was adjourned till July 8, 2019. They are expected to have filed the case before the high court by that date. The state is now the prosecutor because they have taken it from the police.”
Oyelakin, the driver in a private school in Osogbo attended by the victim, was accused of having carnal knowledge of the four-year-old.
The charge read, “That you, Oluwatomisin Oyelekan, on January 15, 2019, around 4pm, at Osogbo, in the magisterial district, did unlawfully and indecently assault one (name withheld) aged four years, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 360 of the Criminal Code Cap. 34 Vol. II Laws of Osun State, Nigeria, 2002.