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30-year-old man bags life imprisonment for defiling JSS 3 student

A 30-year-old man, Shola Oguntuase, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by an Ado-Ekiti High Court for defiling a 14-year-old JSS 3 student.

The convict was arraigned and tried before Justice Adekunle Adeyeye on Tuesday on a one-count charge of defilement.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Mr Marcus Olowoyo told the court that Oguntuase defiled the teenager on July 7, 2020, at Ire- Ekiti in Oye Local Government Area

Olowoyo, in proving his case, presented the victim’s statement to the police before court as evidence.

The prosecutor further called four witnesses and tendered medical reports as exhibits before courts to prove her case of rape.

Delivering judgment, Justice Adeyeye, said the prosecution has proved its case against the convict beyond all reasonable doubts, hence, his conviction to life imprisonment.

“From the entire circumstances, I have no doubt that the prosecution established beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant raped the victim.

“The defendant is hereby sentenced to life imprisonment,” the judge ruled.

 

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