Mr Babatunde Ibitoye, a school proprietor in Ekiti state has been sentenced to serve a 10-year jail term for raping a 10-year old pupil of his school.
DAILY POST reports that Ibitoye, owner of God’s Grace Nursery and Primary School located at Fayemi Market, Agric Olope Area, Ajilosun in Ado Ekiti capital city, committed the offence on June 10, 2013.
Justice Toyin Abodunde of an Ado Ekiti High court delivered the judgment last Tuesday, saying she agrees with the evidence and has been able to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the accused sexually abused the girl.
She said, “I rely heavily on the evidence of the victim that the defendant had been having sexual relationship with her before he was caught. Some of the teachers even gave evidence that she bled profusely few days before that time further confirmed that she had been sexually abused.
“The fact that the defendant was caught pants down was suffice to prove that the accused person committed the offence contrary to section 31(c)of the Ekiti State Child Rights Law 2013 and he is hereby sentenced to ten years imprisonment without option of fine.”
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