A High Court of Ogun State in Abeokuta, sentenced a 36-year-old man, Ugochukwu Obiakor to 25 years imprisonment on Wednesday for raping an 11-year- old girl (names withheld).
In a judgment, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu (the Chief Judge of Ogun State) found Obiakor guilty on the one-count charge brought against him and convicted the defendant for having sexual intercourse with the 11 years old girl.
Justice Dipeolu found that all pieces of evidence presented by the prosecution was tenable and found the convict guilty as charged.
The judge then sentenced Obiakor to 25 years Imprisonment with hard labour.
The prosecution lawyer, James Mafe, Director of Legal Drafting, had earlier told the court during the trial that the convict committed the offence on Sept. 4, 2017, at Omu- Aleku Village in Mowe area of Ogun.
Mafe said the convict forcefully had sexual intercourse with an 11-year-old girl (name withheld) and the medical results conducted revealed that the victim hymen and vagina laceration was broken.
According to him, the victim was in her mother’s shop when the convict came to buy bread and beverage from her mother and later came back when the mother left the shop.
He said Obiakor, told the little girl that her mother was owing him money, which she told him to come back, but immediately, he opened the shop burglary and dragged the victim to an uncompleted building beside the shop and raped her.
According to the prosecution, the offences committed contravened Section 32 of the Child Right laws of Ogun 2006.