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Rapist, Adelaja Oloyede, Sentence To 25yrs Imprisonment

An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court sentence Rapist Adelaja Oloyede to 25yrs imprisonment for raping a tailor.

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An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court has sentenced Adelaja Oloyede, a 43-year-old trader to 25-years imprisonment for raping a tailor.

Justice Abiola Soladoye found Oloyede guilty of a charge of rape contrary to Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos 2015.

She said that the prosecution team of the Lagos State Government had proved its case against the convict beyond reasonable doubt.

“Even if she was his girlfriend as claimed, he does not have a right to have forceful sexual intercourse with her.

“Reviewing the evidence before the court, the court is convinced that the prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.

“All the stories the defendant told the court in his testimony was mumbo jumbo and riddled with lies.

“The defendants conduct is reprehensible and the court is convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the prosecution has proved its case.

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“Consequently, the defendant having been found guilty of the one-count charge of rape is hereby sentenced to 25-years imprisonment. This is the judgment of the court,” Soladoye said.

The judge also ordered that Oloyede should be registered as a sex offender in the Sex Offenders Register which is maintained by the Lagos State Government.

The Lagos State prosecution team led by Mr Olusola Soleye said that the convict had committed the offence sometime in 2018 at his home at No 2, Adelaja St., Ikorodu, Lagos.

During the trial, the prosecution presented four witnesses; the complainant (name withheld), her sister, the Investigating Police Officer (IPO) and medical doctor. The defendant testified solely in his defence.

The prosecution tendered the complainant’s blood stained underwear and a black tie as exhibits to the court.

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The 25-year-old complainant in her testimony before the court said that the convict resides in her neighbourhood and they had an encounter on her way home from church.

According to her, Oloyede shook her hand and thereafter she obeyed his every command. She said she followed him to his house and was led into a room where there were numerous fetish items.

The witness told the court that the convict asked her to kneel and he made several incantations.

She said when she wanted to leave a struggle ensued and Oloyede had forceful sexual intercourse with her and inserted a fetish substance in her private part.

The complainant noted that after the deed, the convict told her not to tell anyone about what transpired between them.

She said she reported the crime to the authorities immediately she left the residence.

Oloyede while testifying in his defence denied the allegations of rape.

According to him, the complainant was his fiancee and that they regularly had consensual sexual intercourse. He denied inserting fetish items into her private part.

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Alleged Killers Deny Role In The Killing of Minor

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The alleged killers of a 7-year-old Kazeem Rafiu have pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy and murder.

This followed the arraignment of the two suspects, four years after they allegedly committed the offence.

Adedoyin Oyekanmi and Erinmole Adetokunbo denied killing the boy on Monday at their arraignment before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court in Ikeja.

In 2017, 26-year-old, Erinmole and Adedoyin were remanded in prison custody in connection with the death of Kazeem Rafiu.

When the matter was called, the court registrar read charges: “That you, Adedoyin Oyekanmi and Erinmole Adetokunbo, on June 7, 2017, at about 2pm on Oke-Oniburokun Street, Odokekere, Ikorodu, Lagos, in the Ikeja jurisdiction, did conspire among yourselves to commit felony, to wit: murder, thereby committing an offence.

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“That you, on the same date, time and place, in the aforementioned jurisdiction, did kill one Kazeem Rafiu, aged seven, by cutting off his head with a cutlass, thereby committing an offence.

“That you, without lawful justification or excuse, dismembered the remains of one Kazeem Rafiu, aged seven.”

Erinmole and Adedoyin was said to have lured the boy from his parents’ house on Sotunyo Street to the church’s premises on Oke-Oniburokun Street, Odo-kekere, Ikorodu where he was said to have been killed.

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Also the defendants were said to have beheaded him and buried the head around the church’s altar, while the body was kept in a canal.

Erinmole was later apprehended by residents. He was said to have confessed to to the crime with Adedoyin.

Upon denying the allegations against them, the judge fixed November 6, 2021 for commencement of trial

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Lagos Judiciary Set To Begin New Legal Year

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The Lagos State Judiciary is set to begin its 2021/2022, Legal Year on September 27, 2021

A statement from the office of the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Lagos State Judiciary, Mrs Ololade Ige, stated that the legal year would start with simultaneous service at Cathedral Church Marina, Lagos and prayer at Central Mosque, Nnamdi Azikiwe Street, Lagos on September 27, 10a.m.

There would be a parade of guards at the Tafa Balewa Square, TBS, Lagos.

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Businessman Land In Court Over Insulting Policemen

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Justice Anas Isa, of Karu Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, has granted a businessman, Lekan Sebanjo, five hundred thousand naira bail with two sureties.

The judge granted him bail after his arraignment for allegedly insulting police officers on duty.

According to Police, Sebanjo who resides at Jikowi, on the outskirts of Abuja, obstructed police team in the discharge of their functions.

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“A team of policemen led by ASP Bukar Mohammed intercepted an offender and his vehicle.

From nowhere, Sebanjo came out and began to rain insults on the police operatives thereby obstructing them from discharging their functions,’’ Adeyanju told the court.

The prosecutor, Ayotunde Adeyanju, told the court that the offence contravened provisions of the Penal Code.

Sebanjo denied the allegation.

After entertaining submission of Counsel, the judge granted him bail and adjourned the case to October 6 for hearing

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