65-year-old man sentenced to life imprisonment for raping his 85-year-old stepmother

Ado-Ekiti High Court, Ekiti, has sentenced a certain Durodola Ogundele, 65, to life imprisonment for raping his 85-year-old mother-in-law.

The convict was brought before Judge Monisola Abodunde on one count of rape.

According to the prosecution, Mr. Ogundele on June 15, 2021, at Ayetoro Ekiti in the Ido/Osi local government area of ​​Ekiti State, within the jurisdiction of the court, raped the eighty-year-old woman -five years.

In her court testimony, the victims’ daughter, Opeyemi Bolaji, said she had gone to serve her mother’s breakfast when she saw her in a worrying state of health.

“She said the defendant came to her room around 1:00 a.m., rubbed balm all over her body, including her anus and vagina, massaged her body, sucked her breast and had forced sex with her.

“When I tried to find out from the defendant, he said my mother must be dreaming,” the victim’s daughter said.

The case was first reported at Ido Ekiti Police Station before being transferred to the Nigerian Police State Department of Criminal Investigation, Ado Ekiti.

To prove his case, the prosecutor, Folasade Alli, presented statements from the victims, the accused and the medical report from the Federal University Hospital, Ido Ekiti, among others, as exhibits.

The accused spoke in his defense through his lawyer, MO Folorunso, and did not call any witnesses.

Ms. Abodunde ruled that the accused had committed the offence.

“The accused is found guilty of rape in violation of Section 2 of the Ekiti State Gender Based Violence (Prohibition Act) 2019.

“He is found guilty and accordingly sentenced to life imprisonment pursuant to Section 2(2) of the Ekiti State Gender Based Violence (Prohibition) Act 2019.”


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