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Boy, 17, jailed 14 years for raping college student in Ondo

A 17-year-old boy, Jibola Fakologbon, has been jailed for assaulting and raping a teenage student in Ondo State. Young Fakologon was convicted by the Akure Division…

A 17-year-old boy, Jibola Fakologbon, has been jailed for assaulting and raping a teenage student in Ondo State.

Young Fakologon was convicted by the Akure Division of the state high court after he was found guilty of the rape offence.

The court held that the prosecution was able to prove its case of indecent assault and rape against the convict beyond reasonable doubt.

Fakologon was arraigned in December 2021, on two counts charge of assault and rape, which he pleaded not guilty.

Dayo Kayode, prosecuting counsel had informed the court that the convict on March 11, about 5 p.m., at Ero via Igbara-Oke, indecently assaulted a lady (name withheld), who is a student of Ero College of Education.

Mr Kayode said the convict at the same place and time, was also alleged of raping the victim.

During the trial, the prosecution called three witnesses and tendered six exhibits, which included the defendant’s and victim’s extra-judicial statements, the torn underwear of the victim, and a medical report, while the convict testified as a sole witness.

In her evidence before the court, the victim testified that on her way to the house on the day of the incident, the defendant accosted her and demanded money from her for food, but she refused to give him.

According to the prosecution, the offences contravene Sections 60, and 358 of the Criminal Code of Ondo State, 2016.

Delivering the judgment, Justice Yemi Fasanmi sentenced the convict to two years imprisonment for the offence of indecent assault and 12 years imprisonment for the offence of rape respectively.

“A total of 14 years imprisonment shall commence from the convict’s first day in custody. The sentences shall run concurrently,” he concluded.

 

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