Rape: Man Sentenced to Life Imprisonment in Ekiti

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Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

An Ado Ekiti High Court Monday sentenced a 19-year-old man, John
Julius, to life in jail for raping a 35-year-old woman, Alice Ozar.

Handing down the verdict, Justice John Adeyeye found Julius guilty of raping Ozar on her farm in Efon Alaaye in Efon local Government Area of Ekiti State.

The judge averred that Julius was convicted for the offence of rape which is contrary to Section 357 and punishable under Section 358 of
Criminal Code Cap 16 Laws of Ekiti State of Nigeria 2012.

The incident occurred on 16th July, 2016 at Okemesi Road in Efon
Alaaye while the convict was first arraigned in court on 7th March,
2017. He pleaded not guilty to the charges of rape and assault with
intent to commit unnatural offence preferred against him.

The prosecution called three witnesses including the victim and
tendered exhibits including the convict’s statement and the victim’s pant.

Details later…

  • henry price

    comrades unfortunately there is a multitude of African nations which could use like management of rape. A combination of apprehending perpetrator plus announcing strict punishment. In far to many African countries rape seem like a past time with males indulging in it as if they are doing females a favor. There is little as heartbreaking as acquiring information of some HIV infected male passing on that infection to some female including babies by way of rape. South Africa since President Zuma acquittal of rape seem to have taken on appearance of a rape paradise lacking due justice for women. I would without hesitation “hunt would would” interrogate any male to obtain truth about rape claim as it relates to him. It is only through justice at least as equal as that issued in this case will inhumane act of rape of females be controlled. Well meaning men seek to control rape for benefit of community. I personally look forward to day all Buntu communities are once again well meaning toward Buntu people. Very much sincere, Henry Price Jr. aka Obediah Buntu IL-Khan aka Kankan.