By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti
An Ekiti State High Court, sitting in Ado- Ekiti, the state capital has sentenced one Farotimi Samuel 27 to life imprisonment for conspiracy and rape.
In his judgement, justice Adekunle Adeleye said ” I hold that thekitin prosecution has established the ingredients of the offence of rape against the defendant beyond reasonable doubt, he is found guilty as charged he is hereby sentenced to life imprisonment.”
According to the charge sheet,the act was committed on or about the 29/01/2018 at Oke-Ureje, Federal. Polytechnic road, Ado-Ekiti when the accused conspired with others at large to rape a 14yr old girl. Contrary to sections 516 of the Criminal code, 31 of the Child Right Law, Cap C16 and C7, laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
In her testimony before the court, the victim said, she went to buy garri and sugar, on her way home, she was stopped by 3 men, they covered her mouth and later taken her to an uncompleted building where they all had sex with her adding that she can recognised the accused person among them.
To prove his case, the prosecutor Mr. Olawale Fapohunda called 5 witnesses, while the accused confessional statement was tendered as exhibit.
The accused spoke in his own defence through his counsel Chris Omokhafe and called no witness.