Man, 28, bags 7 years for raping girl, 9
An Ondo State Magistrates’ Court in Owo yesterday sentenced a 28year-old man, Edward Odimayomi, to seven years in prison for raping a nine year old girl.
Edward raped the girl at the Abuja Camp in Ipele, a community in Owo LGA of the state in September 2014.
He initially pleaded not guilty to the charge but later urged the court to temper justice with mercy. However, the police prosecutor, Mr Edu Owolabi, told the court that the offence was punishable under the state laws.
He urged the court to follow the provisions of the constitution and other relevant laws to deal with Odimayomi.
In her ruling, the presiding Magistrate, Mrs Anjola Ayeni who said the prosecution had proven the case beyond all reasonable doubts, said she was convinced that he committed the offence and sentenced him to seven years in prison with hard labour.
She said the judgment was meant to serve as deterrent to other devilish people.