Olamide Ayodele, a 27-year-old electrician has been given a life imprisonment sentence by Ikeja sexual offenses and Domestic Violence court, for having forceful carnal knowledge with an eight-year-old girl, who is still a minor according to Nigeria law.
According to Justice Abiola Soladoye, the presiding judge who passed the sentence,
the prosecution has proved beyond all reasonable doubts, that the accused is guilty of defiling the Eight-Year-Old. All the evidence submitted by the prosecution including the testimonies of the witnesses shows the presence of the two elements of true crime in the accused act.
According to her, the defendant is an inconsiderate man considering the fact he was
housed by the victim’s Father.
She also noted that the attempt by the defense to pin the crime on the Victim’s brother was unsuccessful seeing that the evidence provided by the defendant wasn’t credible and an attempt to escape criminal liability.
She found him guilty of the charge and sentenced him to life imprisonment.
She said, “The defendant is immoral, a mega liar, ungrateful, unkind, ruthless, and rash in his conduct considering that the survivor’s father picked him from the streets and treated him like one of his children.
“The court particularly noted that the attempts of the defense to pin the offense on the survivor’s brother were unsuccessful.
The attempt of the defense also mislead the court by stating that the evidence of the survivor’s brother was expunged when in fact it was not. This was a complete
misrepresentation of the records of the court.
Lastly, the evidence of the defendant was wrought with lies and unreliable as he
desperately sought to distance himself from the alleged offense.
“I am satisfied that the prosecution has proved the ingredient of defilement against the defendant. hereby find the defendant guilty as charged and he is hereby sentenced to life imprisonment.”
The offense was committed on January 19, 2020, when he was 25 years old, as he
entered the room where the little girl was sleeping, raped her, and then left to watch a football match. The grandmother of the girl found the girl in a pool of blood.
The prosecution proved its case by calling in five witnesses during the trial.