Man bags life imprisonment for raping 4-yr-old girl in Ekiti


Ekiti State High Court has sentenced a 44-year-old Usman Tajudeen to life imprisonment for raping a four-year-old girl in Ado-Ekiti.

This was contained in the state ministry of justice bulletin on convicted sex offender of May on Monday, June 27, 2022.

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The charge sheet reads in part: “That you, Usman Tajudeen, on 21st August 2020, at lkere-Ekiti, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did raped a four-year-old girl.”

In her testimony before the court, the mother of the victim said, “I was away making cassava flour. My daughter went to excrete. When I went to pack the faeces, I noticed blood in it.

“I checked her anus and vagina and saw blood coming out. I was scared. When I enquired she said it was Daddy Latifat (the accused) that put his something to where I was urinating.”

Justice Lekan Ogunmoye, in his ruling, said the prosecutor had established before the court that the defendant had sexual intercourse with the minor and therefore committed the offence of rape as charged.

“The sentence for the offence of rape under the Child’s Rights Law is mandatory; he is sentenced to life imprisonment,” he said.


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