Crime

Osun Bricklayer Goes to Jail for Raping Minor

A 34-year-old bricklayer, Tunde Oyedokun has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for raping and impregnating a 13-year-old girl. 

Oyedokun was arraigned before an Osun State Magistrate Court in Osogbo on August 16, 2019, and since then was remanded in Ilesha Correctional Facility. 

The Police Prosecutor, Mr Abiodun Fagboyinbo informed the court that Oyedokun in April 2019 at No. 5, Balogun Street, Omigade Area, Osogbo unlawfully and indecently have the carnal knowledge of a 13-year-old minor (name withheld). 

Fagboyinbo said the offence committed was contrary to and punishable under Section 218 and 222 of Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the two counts, but the magistrate denied him bail and remanded him in Correctional Center to attend his trial. 

The Magistrate, Mrs Modupe Awodele while delivering the judgment said the prosecutor proved the case beyond reasonable doubt that Oyedokun truly committed the offence. 

She sentenced him to 10 years imprisonment for count one and two years for count two. He noted that the term shall run concurrently.

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