Man Sentenced To Life Imprisonment For Raping 15-Year-Old

Man Sentenced To Life Imprisonment For Raping 15-Year-Old
  • PublishedJune 19, 2024

A man, Ojo Ayegbusi was on Wednesday, sentenced to life imprisonment by an Ekiti State High Court, Ado Ekiti Division, for raping a 15-year-old girl.

Ayegbusi was said to have committed the offence on November 11, 2020, at Ikole Ekiti.

The charge stated that “The innocent survivor (victim) of the rape was coming from school when she was accosted by the defendant who lured her into his room and had carnal knowledge of her.

“She could not tell anybody of her nasty experience, but her father found out when the girl was rushed to hospital after she collapsed at home and blood was gushing out of her private parts.”

Consequently, the defendant was arrested and arraigned in court.

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The Director of Public Prosecutions, Ekiti State, Julius Ajibare, said, “The offence of rape is contrary to Section 31(2) of the Child’s Rights Law, Cap.C7, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.”

Five witnesses were called by Ajibare, who prosecuted the case for Ekiti State.

He also tendered three exhibits in support of his case.

The defendant, who spoke through his counsel, E O. Sunmonu, gave evidence in his defence and called one witness.

In the judgment, Justice John Adeyeye held that “the prosecution proved the offence of rape against the defendant beyond reasonable doubt.”

The court consequently convicted the defendant and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

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