A 31-year-old-man, Sunday Akpeji, who raped a 7-year-old girl on the 19th of August, 2019, has been convicted and jailed for 9 years.
It was gathered that the ugly incident took place at Igarra, Edo State. He was convicted yesterday.
Sunday was sentenced to nine years imprisonment with hard labour without an option of fine. He would also be registered in the Sex Offender’s register.
In other news, a 35-year-old man in Ogun identified as Adekunle Olalere was jailed for life for raping a 2-year-old girl.
He was sentenced by Justice Abiodun Akinyemi of an Ogun State High Court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta.
The Assistant Chief State Counsel, Mrs Oluyemisi Aruleba, had told the court during the trial that Olalere committed the offence on March 22, 2017, at No. 18 Bashorun Street, off Unity Road, Olowotedo area of Mowe. According to Aruleba, the victim’s mother lived with the convict’s wife where she helped her to sell foodstuffs and other items. It was during the period that the convict forcefully had sex with the victim.
“The victim’s mother met her two-year-old daughter crying and noticed that she was not walking properly. She checked her daughter’s private parts and noticed that they were swollen.
She took the child to the hospital, where it was confirmed that there was presence of sperm cells in her private parts and also revealed that the child had been sexually abused by the convict.” Aruleba said
Aruleba maintained that the offence contravened Section 32 of the Child Right Law of Ogun State, 2006.