Crime

Man Bags 25 Years Jail Term Over Child Rape

A 36-year-old man, Ugochukwu Obiakor, has been sentenced to 25 years imprisonment with hard labour, for raping an 11-year-old girl in Ogun State. 

The Ogun State Chief Judge, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu in her ruling, held that all evidences presented before the court by the prosecution was tenable and found the convict guilty as charged.

The Prosecution Counsel and Director of Legal Drafting in the state, Mr James Mafe, had earlier told the court during trial that the convict committed the offence on the 4th of September 2017 at Omu-Aleku Village, Mowe area of the state.

Mr Mafe said the victim was in her mother’s shop when the convict, who had earlier come to make purchases, returned in the mother’s absence and forcefully had sexual intercourse with the 11-year-old girl. 

The prosecutor explained that 36-year-old Obiakor had deceived the girl that he came to get his balance from the mother and proceeded to open the shop’s burglar-proof railings and dragged the victim to an uncompleted building beside the shop where he raped her.

Mr Mafe noted that the offence committed contravened Section 32 of the Child Rights Law of Ogun, 2006.

Oluremi Olugbenro

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