October 18, 2021


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Man sentenced to life imprisonment for rape in Ekiti

Ekiti State High Court has sentenced a man, Asiwaju Dayo, to life imprisonment for rape and unlawful possession of criminal charms.

Justice Lekan Ogunmoye, in his judgment Thursday, said “The sole issue for determination is resolved in favour of the prosecution. The defendant is accordingly found guilty as charged on both counts.

“He is sentenced to life imprisonment on count 1, rape and count 2. He is sentenced to 3 years imprisonment.”

Asiwaju Dayo, 24, committed the offences on March 29, 2019, at Ikoyi Street, Ikere Ekiti, when he used charm to rape a 200-level student of Economics/Political Education student of the College of Education, Ikere Ekiti.

The offence, is contrary to sections 357 and 213 (b) of the Criminal Code Law, Cap C16 Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The Prosecutor, Dolapo Oyewole, called two witnesses while exhibits tendered included statements of the defendant, bed sheet stained with blood, charms among others while the defendant spoke through his counsel, Barrister Chris Omokhafe, but called no witnesses.