An Ekiti State High Court, sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced one Farotimi Samuel, 27, to life imprisonment for conspiracy and rape.

In his judgement, Justice Adekunle Adeleye said the was found guilty as charged and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

According to the charge sheet, the act was committed on the 29th January, 2018 at Oke-Ureje, Federal Polytechnic Road, Ado Ekiti.

The accused conspired with others at large to rape a 14yr old girl, contrary to sections 516 of the criminal code, 31 of the Child Right Law, Cap C16 and C7, laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

In her testimony before the court, the victim said, she went to buy cassava flakes (garri) and sugar, on her way home, 3 men waylaid her whilst covering her mouth and took her to an uncompleted building where they all raped her.

To prove his case, the prosecutor, Mr. Olawale Fapohunda called 5 witnesses, while the accused confessional statement was tendered as exhibit.

The accused counsel, Chris Omokhafe called no witness.

Babatunde Tiamiyu

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