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.