Ondo welder gets life sentence for raping teenager

Ondo welder gets life sentence for raping teenager

An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure has sentenced a man , Seun Ayeni , to life imprisonment for raping a 13 – year -old girl .

Ayeni , a welder , was arrested by the personnel of the Ondo State Police Command for raping the victim , who is said to be his neighbour ’s niece , at the Oke Aro area of the town in March 2017 .

The convict was said to have waylaid the victim on her way to the toilet and lured her into his room , where forcefully had carnal knowledge of her .

During the trial , the convict denied raping the girl, saying the victim ’s aunt wanted to implicate him as a result of a disagreement between them .

Delivering his judgment , the trial judge , Justice Samuel Bola , held that the testimonies of the prosecution witnesses were genuine , while Ayeni ’s testimony was unacceptable .

The judge noted that the examination conducted by a medical doctor confirmed that the victim was raped .

The court also stated that the prosecution had proved its case against the convict beyond reasonable doubt and thereby found him guilty of the offence .

Having found him guilty , the judge sentenced Ayeni to life imprisonment .

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