An Ogun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Abeokuta has sentenced a 20-year-old man, Musa Anifowose, to two years’ imprisonment for raping an eight-year-old girl.
The convict had pleaded guilty to the one count of sexual abuse.
The prosecutor, Bukola Abolade, told the court that the convict sexually abused the girl when her mother sent her on an errand.
Abolade said the victim’s mother observed blood stains on her legs, clothe and private parts.
According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened Section 33 of the Child Rights Law of Ogun State.
She told the court that the convict committed the offence on May 1, 2020, around 9am at No. 6 Agbaje Street, Sabo, Ijebu-Ode.
Abolade added that the convict accosted the girl and forcefully took her to an abandoned building beside the Sabo abattoir and had carnal knowledge of her.
“When the victim got home, her mother noticed blood stains on her clothe. Upon enquiry, she told her mother what happened between her and the defendant,” the prosecutor said.
According to her, a doctor at a hospital in Ijebu-Ode, who examined the girl, confirmed forceful sexual intercourse with her.
The magistrate, Olusegun Abiodun, sentenced the convict to two years’ imprisonment at the Oba Correctional Centre without an option of fine.