In his judgement, Justice Adekunle Adeleye pronounced that “I hold that the prosecution has established the ingredients of the offence of rape against the defendant beyond reasonable doubt, he is found guilty as charged and is hereby sentenced to life imprisonment.”
According to the charge sheet, the act was committed on Jan. 29, 2018 at Oke-Ureje, Federal Polytechnic Road, Ado Ekiti, when the accused conspired with others at large to rape a 14-year-old girl.
The offence, according to prosecution contravenes sections 516 of the Criminal code, 31 of the Child Right Law, Cap C16 and C7, laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
She said that at the building, they all forcefully had sexual intercourse with her, adding that she could only recognise the convicted person among them.
To prove his case, the prosecutor, Mr Olawale Fapohunda called five witnesses, while the convict’s confessional statement was also tendered as exhibit.
The convict spoke through his counsel Chris Omokhafe and called no witness.