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Ekiti landlord gets life jail for raping 9-yr-old



A 62-year-old man, Daudu Jimoh, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a nine-year-old girl.

  Justice Lekan Ogunmoye handed down the sentence while delivering the judgement of an Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti division, yesterday.

  “The confessional statements of the defendant, both written and oral, showed without equivocation that the defendant indeed committed the offence. In all, the prosecution had proved his case beyond reasonable doubt against the defendant. The sole issue for determination is resolved in favour of the prosecution. He is convicted as charged. He is sentenced to life imprisonment,” Justice Ogunmoye said.

  Explaining that police prosecutor, Julius Ajibare, called four witnesses and tendered the defendant’s statements and a medical report as exhibits, Ogunmoye also said Jimoh, who spoke in his own defence through his counsel, confessed to have committed the offence but denied penetrating the victim’s private parts.

  According to the judge, the offence contravenes Section 31(2) of Child’s Rights Law, Cap. C7, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

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