Court Sentences Secondary School Teacher To Life Jail For Raping A Minor In Ogun - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, May 13, 2024

Court Sentences Secondary School Teacher To Life Jail For Raping A Minor In Ogun

An Abeokuta High Court has sentenced a 47 year-old secondary school teacher, Ojo Ezekiel Olugbenga to life imprisonment, after being convicted for raping a seven year-old minor in the Ogun State capital 

Ojo Ezekiel who was first arraigned on 
1st of July 2022, was convicted on a sole count of rape contrary to section 3 (2) of the violence against persons (prohibition) law of Ogun state 2017

The prosecuting counsel, Mr Olusegun Olaotan had told the court that while the victim's mother was bathing her seven year old daughter, she observed that something was wrong  with her private part ( vagina),after persistent questioning, the victim revealed to her mother how she was sexually abused by the convict

Ojo Ezekiel who is a teacher in the secondary school which shares the same compound with the victim's school, inserted his finger into the private part of the under age girl 

According to the victim, the convict sexually abused her  on four occasions inside his car usually parked under a tree after school hours and he told her not to tell anyone to avoid being beaten 

A medical report after proper examination by a doctor, revealed to the court that the hymen of the victim was not intact as it was opened by 2cm

The judge, Hon.Justice Abiodun Akinyemi said the prosecuting counsel has established the case of rape against the convict and thereafter sentenced the convict to life imprisonment

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