- Osun State Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo has found an alleged rapist , Oyetudun Tunde guilty of defiling and putting a thirteen -year -old (13) girl in the family way and sentenced him to twelve (12) years imprisonment.
The 34 years -old rapist, a bricklayer by profession, was arraigned on Thursday, June 25, 2019 but pleaded not guilty on the two count charge contrary to and punishable under Sections 218 and 222 of Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol ll, Laws of Osun State, 2002.
The allegation gainst the convicted rapist led to his arrest sometimes in April 2019 at No. 5, Balogun Street, Omigade area, Osogbo in Osun State.
The prosecutor, Fagboyinbo Abiodun, during the trial told the Court that the bricklayer unlawfully had carnal knowledge of the victim and the rape eventually led to pregnancy.. However, the baby died shortly after birth.
The Presiding Magistrate, Modupe Awodele, held that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt the bricklayer actually committed the alleged crime and thereby sentenced the rapist to 12 years imprisonment without an option of fine.