A 50-YEAR-OLD man, Usman Tajudeen, has been sentenced to life imprisonment in Ekiti State for raping a four-year-old lady.
Tajudeen was sentenced on Thursday, June 23, 2022 by Justice Lekan Ogunmoye of the State Excessive Courtroom.
The defendant was tried earlier than the court docket on one depend of rape and located responsible.
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“That you just, Usman Tajudeen, on August 21, 2020, at Ikere Ekiti, inside the jurisdiction of this honourable court docket, did rape a four-year-old lady,” the cost learn.
The prosecuting group led by Okay. S. Adeyemo, stated the offence was opposite to Part 31(2) of the Baby’s Proper Legislation, Cap.C7 Legal guidelines of Ekiti State, 2012.
In her assertion to the police, the sufferer stated that the incident occurred within the defendant’s sitting room.
“Daddy Latifat (the defendant), who resides at our home, took me to his sitting room. He stated I ought to sit on his lap; he eliminated my pants and put his one thing (penis) the place I urinate. He used to name me to his sitting room to do it,” the lady stated.
Additionally, in her testimony earlier than the court docket, the sufferer’s mom stated that she found that her daughter had been raped when she noticed blood on her faeces.
“I used to be the place I used to be making cassava flour and my daughter went to excrete. Once I went to pack the faeces, I seen blood within the faeces.
The witness stated, “Thereafter, I checked her anus and noticed blood popping out of her non-public elements. I used to be afraid. Once I inquired from her, she stated it was Daddy Latifat that put his organ (penis) in her non-public elements.”
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The convict, who spoke in his defence via his counsel, Tope Salam, prayed the court docket to mood justice with mercy.
Ruling, Ogunmoye famous that the prosecuting group had efficiently established its case in opposition to the defendant.
“The prosecutor has established earlier than the court docket that the defendant had sexual activity with the minor with out her consent and, subsequently, dedicated the offence of rape as charged.
“In all, the prosecution has proved this case past cheap doubt in opposition to the defendant. The sentence for the offence of rape underneath the Baby Rights Legislation is necessary; he’s sentenced to life imprisonment,” the choose stated.