An Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta, yesterday, sentenced a 29-year-old okada rider, Jamiu Adegesin, to life imprisonment for raping a 21-year-old woman.
Adegesin, who had pleaded not guilty to a one-count charge of rape, was convicted for forcefully having sexual intercourse with the woman.
The Prosecution Chief State Counsel, Mrs Oluwaseni Ogunjimi, had earlier told the court that the convict committed the offence on August 18, 2018 at Temidare Sabo area in Abeokuta.
Ogunjimi said the convict forcefully had sexual intercourse with the victim.
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According to her, the convict, who is commercial motorcyclist, picked the victim from Lafenwa area of Abeokuta, while she was coming back from her work place in the evening.
The counsel said the convict ordered the victim to board his motorcycle and took her to one of his friends house.
She added that when the convict and the victim got to the house, Adegesin threatened the victim with a broken bottle and also strangled her neck with a threat to kill her before he forcefully raped her.
Ogunjimi said the offence contravened Section ,357 and 358 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun 2006.
Delivering judgment, the chief judge, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, held that all evidence presented before the court by the prosecution were tenable and found the convict guilty as charged.
Dipeolu consequently sentenced Adegesin to life imprisonment.