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Ekiti man sentenced to life imprisonment for raping undergraduate with charms

24-year-old man, Dayo Asiwaju, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a college student with charms in Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti state.

Asiwaju was tried and found guilty on two counts bordering on rape and unlawful possession of charms.

In the judgment of Justice Lekan Ogunmoye of the Ekiti State High Court, sitting in Ado Ekiti, she said, “The sole issue for determination is resolved in favour of the prosecution. The defendant is accordingly found guilty as charged on both counts. He is sentenced to life imprisonment on count one (rape) and on count two, he is sentenced to three years’ imprisonment.”

It was gathered that Asiwaju committed the offences on March 29, 2019, on Ikoyi Street, Ikere Ekiti, where he used a charm to rape the victim, a 200-level student of Economics and Political Education at the College of Education, Ikere Ekiti.

The prosecutor, Dolapo Oyewole, said, “The offence is contrary to sections 357 and 213 (b) of the Criminal Code Law, Cap. C16 Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.”

Oyewole called two witnesses, who presented exhibits which included the statement of the defendant, a bed sheet stained with blood, charms, among others during the trial.

The defendant spoke through his counsel, Chris Omokhafe, and called no witness.

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