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Friday, 30 June 2017

Court sentences Vice Principal to life imprisonment for raping 12-year-old pupil in Ekiti

An Ekiti state High Court has sentenced a former Vice Principal of St. Mary’s Girls Grammar School, Ikole-Ekiti, Taiwo Ajayi, to life in jail for raping a 12-year-old student (name withheld) of the school. According to the prosecution counsel, Ajayi who was the school's Vice Principal(Academics), committed the crime on March 18th 2014.
Ajayi lured the girl into his office, locked the door from behind and raped her on his office table while covering her mouth with a cloth so that she would not attract anyone while she screamed. One of the teachers knocked ON the door but the convict refused to open the door and threatened her not to tell anybody.
He was caught after two teachers who suspected foul play forced their way into his office. The case was reported to the police and he was arrested.
Delivering judgement. Justice Oluwatoyin Abodunde, found Ajayi guilty of raping a minor contrary to Section 31(2) of the Child Rights Law of Ekiti State 2012. She held that the prosecution team led by Mr. A.E. Arogundade of the Ministry of Justice, had provided enough evidence to prove him guilty of the crime.  Ajayi was first arraigned in court on October 14, 2016, and he pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Justice Abodunde rejected the convict’s counsel plea for leniency on grounds that he was a first-time offender, father and breadwinner of an aged mother.
“The cases of child defilement has been on the increase lately and to serve as a deterrent to others, my view is that the punishment stipulated by the lawmakers was deliberate to deter the offence and protect the right to dignity of the child. The defence counsel is pleading for leniency and praying for fine instead of the due punishment. My question is: who pays the victim for the lifetime scar of the trauma and torture of rape. I am unable to deviate from the provisions of the law in this instant. The defendant is found guilty as charged and sentenced to life imprisonment.”
Exhibits tendered included a medical report, statement of the accused, report of the panels set up by the school authorities and Teaching Service Commission, medical report from the police clinic and statement of the victim, among others.

10 comments:

Oghenetega said...

Now they are Talking..
Life imprisonment is the best option 4 a Fool that can't keep his insatiable Libido in check..
Agbaya..
How will U feel if it were 2 be ur own Daughter...
Dirty Bastard.

Esther Norah said...

Wow life imprisonment, I wished I liked it buh at the same time I dnt. The judgement is given already. HBD of all ur birthdays in prison in advance period

Doris said...

Good judgement! God bless you Judge! If you are a mother and you have a girl growing up in this our society where raping of minors has become the order of the day, surely, you will understand why I am thanking God. Some animals in man's skin has formed the habit of destroying our girls and leaving an indelible scar in their subconciousness because the law will alway smile at them especially if they have money. May this life imprisonment or death continue to be the sentence. Thank you law maker for passing this bill.

Anonymous said...

May God bless those 2 teachers wherever they are. Always do the right thing with l sense and you will be protected .
Hope the girl is ok? God be with her too.

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Serves him right

Anonymous said...

Terrible, pray the child is able to overcome this, the man is going to the right place, sick man.

Anonymous said...

What he did is despicable and completely disgusting, but does it require sending someone to life imprisonment? I don't think so but I seriously condemn his action in the strongest possible term. It could just be a moment of madness and you destroy his life and that of his family forever? This same judge that gave this ruling, if you check very well must have set some rich politicians with incriminating evidence free.

Vivian Reginalds said...

wow!
hmm
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Try it and too will go to jail for life.....

Anonymous said...

Until your daughter is raped then you'll like it......

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