A high court sitting in Ogun state has sentenced, a man, Lanso Ogundele to life imprisonment for raping a seven year old minor.
Justice Patricia Oduniyi convicted Ogundele on two-count charge on Friday.
Delivering judgment, Oduniyi said that the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt that the convict was guilty as charged.
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She held that the evidence presented by the prosecution was tenable and therefore, sentenced Ogundele to life imprisonment with hard labour.
Speaking at the trial, the state prosecution Counsel, T.O Adeyemi, a Senior Counsel told the court that the convict committed the offence sometime in Sept. 2018 at Olugbo area in Odeda Local Government Area oThe convict is a neighbour to the victim’s parents. He had sent the girl on an errand while her parents were away.
“When the victim came back to deliver the message, the convict lured her into his room and forcefully had intercourse with her,” he said.
Adeyemi further said that the victim was taken to a hospital for treatment and the medical report conducted revealed that the victim was sexually abused.
She added that the offence contravenes the sections 32 and 33 of the Child Rights Laws of Ogun, 2006.
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