Court sentences man who raped 80-yr-old to 3 years imprisonment

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An Osun Magistrates’ Court sitting in Modakeke on Monday sentenced one Jimoh Oyemoni, 40, to three years imprisonment for raping an  80-year-old woman.

The Prosecutor, Insp Ona Glory, had told the court that the convict committed the offence on Dec. 23 at about  2:30 pm at Onibambu Village near  Modakeke.

Glory said that the convict willfully and unlawfully had carnal knowledge of one Victoria Sogunlana without her consent.

He added that the convict assaulted Sogunlana by attempting to strangle her on a  farm.

The convict was arraigned on a charge of rape and assault.

According to the prosecutor, the offences contravene  Sections 351 and 358 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2003.

The convict, who had no counsel,  pleaded guilty to raping the victim.

Magistrate A. O. Famuyide consequently sentenced Oyemoni to three years imprisonment, saying this would serve as a deterrent to others. (NAN)


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