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Rape: Tailor, 26, bags 3 years imprisonment

An Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday sentenced a 26-year-old tailor, Seun Badmus, to three years imprisonment for raping a 16-year-old girl.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Helen Komolafe, found the convict guilty of a count charge of rape.

She, however, gave him an option of fine of N200, 000.

Delivering judgment, Komolafe said: “Having been found guilty of the offence and having listened to the plea of the defence counsel and considering the circumstances surrounding the case, I am persuaded to pronounce the sentence.

“He is, hereby, sentenced to three years imprisonment or pay an option of N200, 000 fine for having unlawful carnal knowledge of the girl.”

Earlier, the prosecutor, Corporal Adebayo Ayorinde, said the convict had unlawful carnal knowledge of a minor without her consent.

Ayorinde added that the convict lured the girl, who was hawking banana into his room and raped her.

He disclosed that the convict committed the crime on October 23, at about 4.30 p. m. at Owodunni Street, opposite Lao Filling Station within the Akure metropolis.

He said the offences contravened Section 358 of the Criminal Code Cap.. 37 Vol.1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.