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NSCDC officer gets life sentence for raping minor in Ekiti

A Excessive Court docket of Ekiti State, Ado Ekiti Division, on Tuesday sentenced an officer of the Nigerian Safety and Civil Defence Corps, Olukayode Dayo, to life imprisonment for raping a minor.

The 39-year-old officer was summoned on Might 13, 2022, on suspicion of rape.

The cost learn: “That on twenty fifth December, 2021, Olukayode Dayo raped a 13-year-old woman at Ado Ekiti. The offence contravened Part 31(2) of the Kid’s Rights Regulation, Cap. C7, Legal guidelines of Ekiti State, 2012.”

In her assertion to the police, the sufferer, who lived along with her grandmother, stated: “I used to be despatched house to get bananas and kola nuts. On the way in which, a person known as OluKay (the suspect) ran over me along with his motorcycle and dropped the bananas and kola nuts on my head.

“He dragged me to a fenced, unfinished constructing. He made no effort regardless of my cries. He took off my pants and began having intercourse with me. When a passerby who heard my voice arrived there, OluKay ran away. The person tried to chase him however he escaped. The person later took me to my grandmother,” she acknowledged.

The general public prosecutor, Mr Julius Ajibare, known as six witnesses and submitted the assertion of the suspect, images of the sufferer and a medical report as proof.

The suspect, who performed his defence by means of his lawyer Oluwaseun Oyebanji and didn’t name any witness, denied committing the offence however pleaded with the courtroom to stability justice with mercy.

In delivering his judgment, Choose Lekan Olatawura stated: “On this case, the sufferer has constantly, unequivocally and unwaveringly acknowledged that the accused, whom she knew nicely, was the one who raped her.”

The choose, who stated the prosecutor had confirmed past an inexpensive doubt that the defendant raped the minor on December 25, 2021, stated: “All in all, I discover him responsible of the cost. On account of the foregoing, the defendant is sentenced to life imprisonment.”

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