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Court jails undertaker for rape

Reports say that the victim was encouraged by her father, who felt she was being too much of an introvert, to accompany the suspect to a party.

Prison cell.

Following his first arraignment on August 19, 2015, the convict was found guilty of a five-count charge of rape, assault, threat to life, drugging and taking indecent pictures of his victim.

Mrs Kikelomo Ayeye, the chief magistrate of the court gave the verdict on Tuesday, August 16, 2016.

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In her ruling on the matter, she said, “With all the evidence before the court, you are found guilty."

“You are hereby sentenced to five years imprisonment each on the first three counts which you are to run concurrently."

“You are sentenced to three years on the fourth count and one year on the fifth count.”

According to the Daily Post, the prosecutor in the case, Nurudeen Thomas, Oyewole committed the offence at Aro Hotel, Lagos, on August 16, 2015.

He stated that the criminal deceptively had his way with the victim after her father insisted that she should accompany him to a party.

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“The accused lured the victim into the Hotel in her sedated state, tore her clothes, soaked them in water, after beating and raping her."

“He also took her nude pictures. When the victim regained her consciousness, the accused threatened to post her pictures on the internet if she told anyone what happened."

“The accused followed her to her mother’s shop where her mother and others at the shop noticed her unusual appearance and started asking questions”, he said.

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