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NSCDC officer gets life sentence for raping minor in Ekiti

A Excessive Courtroom 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 Could 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 Baby's Rights Regulation, Cap. C7, Legal guidelines of Ekiti State, 2012.”

In her assertion to the police, the sufferer, who lived together with her grandmother, mentioned: “I used to be despatched dwelling to get banana and kola nut. On my method, a person known as OluKay (the suspect) ran over me along with his motorcycle and dropped the banana and kola nut on my head.

“He dragged me to a fenced, unfinished constructing. He didn’t hassle, 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.”

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

The suspect, who defended himself via his lawyer Oluwaseun Oyebanji and didn’t name any witness, denied committing the offence however pleaded with the courtroom to mood justice with mercy.

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

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

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