…You are guilty as charged, judge tells convict
For deflowering an 11-year-old girl, a paedophile, a 36-year-old Ugochukwu Obiakor, was on Wednesday sent to the prison by a.High Court in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Obiakor is to spend 25 years in prison with hard labour.
Upon completion of the jail term he would have clocked 61 years old, PerSecondNews reports.
Although he denied the charge, he was found guilty of charge of forcefully having a carnal knowledge of the girl.
The girl was in her mother’s shop at Omu- Aleku Village in Mowe area of the state when the convict came to buy some items and came back after her mother had left the shop, insisting her mother owed him some change.
When the girl did not budge, Obiakor forced the shop’s door burglar proof open and dragged her to a nearby uncompleted building where he raped her.
He immediately took to his heels after committing the crime but was apprehended by a good Samaritan and motorcyclist, who gave him a hot chase, according to the prosecution.
Mr James Mafe, the prosecution counsel from the Justice Ministry had earlier told the court that the convict committed the offence on Sept. 4, 2017.
The convict forcefully had sexual intercourse with the 11-year-old girl while the medical results showed that the girl’s hymen and vagina laceration was broken, an offence which contravened Section 32 of the Child Rights Law of Ogun, 2006.
In her judgment, the State Chief Judge, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, said all the evidences before the court were tenable and case proven beyond reasonable doubts by the prosecution.
”I therefore find you guilty as charged,” she ruled and sentenced Obiakor to 25 years in jail with hard labour.