Skip to main content

Man bags life imprisonment for raping ‘girlfriend’

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti on Monday sentenced a 35-year-old man, Tope Odeyemi, to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of rape.

Justice Adekanye Ogunmoye convicted him after finding him guilty of sexually assaulting a 27-year-old woman and inflicting grievous bodily harm on her which led to her admission in a hospital.

The prosecution, led by the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Owoseni Ajayi, told the court that the father of two committed the offence on September 4, 2014 in Iyin Ekiti.

According to him, the offence contravened Section 358 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State 2012.

The prosecution called five witnesses to prove his case while the defence counsel, Mr. Taiwo Adeloye, called two witnesses.

The state counsel also urged the court to convict Odeyemi based on the evidence laid before the court.

Adeloye urged the court to dismiss all the evidence of the prosecution against his client, describing them as weak.

The trial judge in his judgment pronounced the accused guilty based on his confessional statement and other corroborative evidence.


Popular posts from this blog

Music: Rhythm - Favour mp3

Richard Adebayo as known by his stage name "Rhythm" is a Port Harcourt based artist, and one of the city's fastest rising artists. After dropping three hit singles, “Condo, Roll up and Wait", he has come with another hit single titled “Favour".

Download and enjoy.

Download Song

Music: MrEra - Dance mp3

Emmanuel Richard Angaye, known for his stage name Era, is a Nigerian based singer and songwritter.  He dropped his first single tittled ''APROKO'' . Here comes his latest single, tittled ''DANCE'', Prod by Dj Howlbert OTB.
I bet you, your gonna love this one.


Music: Rhythm - Wait Mp3

Nigerian based artiste, known for his stage name "Rhythm", after dropping two hit singles,"CONDO" and "ROLL UP" has again dropped another bomb shell to wake the minds of the dull, and this is tittled "WAIT".