LAGOS COURT SENTENCES MAN TO THREE YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR RAPE

LAGOS COURT SENTENCES MAN TO THREE YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR RAPE

A Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja has sentenced one Henry Egesi to three years imprisonment for raping a 19-year old girl in Lagos.

The accused was arraigned arraigned by the Directorate of Public Prosecutions on behalf of Lagos State Government in 2019, on a one-count charge of rape allegedly committed on the 9th of May, 2019.

According to the Prosecuting Counsel and Solicitor-General/Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Ms. Titilayo Shitta-Bey, the offence of rape is contrary to section 260 (1) of the Criminal Justice Law of Lagos State 2015.

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While noting that all evidence tendered before the court confirmed that the defendant had an unlawful carnal knowledge of the victim, Shitta-Bey urged the court to show no leniency in the sentencing of the defendant.

The Presiding Judge, Hon. Justice Nwaka-Gbagi, found the defendant guilty of the charge, punishable under section 260 (1) of the Lagos State Criminal Justice Law 2015 and sentenced him accordingly.

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