By Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti
For defiling a four-year-old step daughter, a randy 57-year-old man, David Oluwatoba, has been jailed for 14 years by an Ado Ekiti High Court.
Delivering her judgment, Justice Toyin Abodunde held that the prosecution has proved the case of rape beyond reasonable doubt considering the weight of evidence before the court, adding that the prison term started counting from the day of conviction.
The gory event occurred on 12th August, 2013 at Odo Usi Street, Awo Road, Igede-Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti State while the convict was first arraigned in court on 27th November, 2015.
During the trial, exhibits tendered to convict Oluwatoba included photographs, medical report on the sexual assault, and the statement of the accused at the police station, among others.
The convict is married to two wives including the mother of the victim
who is the second wife. The victim was a product from a previous marriage before her mother married the convict.