Man, 65, Gets Life Imprisonment For Raping 85-year-old Step Mother

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Man, 65, gets life imprisonment for raping 85-year-old step mother

In Ekiti, a 65-year-old man named was given a life sentence for raping his 85-year-old stepmother.

The defendant was charged with rape on one count and appeared before Justice Monisola Abodunde.

The accusation states that Ogundele raped an elderly woman on June 15, 2021, at Ayetoro Ekiti, Ido/Osi Local Government Area, , within the court’s jurisdiction.

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Section 2 of the Ekiti State Gender Based Violence (Prohibition) Law, 2019, is broken by the offense.

The victims’ daughter, , stated in her statement before the court, “I arrived to give my mother breakfast and on reaching to her, I discovered her in an unsettling physical condition after eating and following further urging to find out reason for her restlessness.”

“She said the defendant came to her room around 1:00 in the morning, rubbed a balm all over her body, including her anus and vagina, massaged her body, licked her breast, and forcibly had sex with her,” I was informed.

“The defendant responded that my mum may have been dreaming when I tried to ask him about it,”

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Before being forwarded to the State Criminal Investigation Department of the Nigerian Police Force, Ado Ekiti, the incident was initially reported at the Ido Ekiti Police Station.

Folasade Alli, the prosecution, brought five witnesses, including the investigating police officer and a medical doctor, and offered the statements of the victims and defendants as well as a medical report from the Federal Teaching Hospital in Ido Ekiti as exhibits to support her case.

The defendant called no witnesses and spoke solely in his own defense through M.O. Folorunso, his attorney.

Justice Monisola Abodunde concluded that the defendant was the one who actually committed the crime.

“I am, therefore, not in doubt that prosecution has finally established through circumstantial evidence, that is cogent, compelling, and most conclusively, that the defendant intentionally and knowingly used his penis to penetrate the victim’s vagina and anus after applying a dark balm to her body and private part,” the judge wrote.

 

“Overall, I conclude that the prosecution has satisfied an evidentiary burden imposed on them by circumstantial evidence, supported by the entirety of the combined testimony of the witnesses, and corroborated by the extrajudicial statements of the victim made at the earliest opportunity,” the prosecutor wrote.

The defendant is convicted and sentenced to life in prison in accordance with Section 2 (2) of the Ekiti State Gender-Based Violence (Prohibition Law) 2019, having been found guilty of the charge of rape in violation of Section 2 of the law.

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