School proprietor jailed 10 years for raping 10-yr-old pupil

For raping a 10-year-old pupil of his school, the proprietor of God’s Grace Nursery and Primary School, Mr. Babatunde Ibitoye, was yesterday handed 10 years jail term without option of fine by an Ado-Ekiti High Court.

The accused, whose school is located at Fayemi Market, Agric Olope Area of Ajilosun in Ado-Ekiti, was said to have committed the offence on June 10, 2013, in a bush very close to the market.The state Ministry of Justice had preferred a one-count charge of rape against the accused person on December 3, 2013 in suit number HAD/F11/2013.

In her judgement, Justice Toyin Abodunde agreed with the evidence of the plaintiff and facts of the matter, saying she has been able to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant had sexually abused the victim, who was her pupil at the time the offence was committed.Justice Abodunde upheld the argument of the Department of Public prosecution, DPP, and the victim’s evidence to the effect thatthe defendant was caught at the scene of the incident and could not have denied knowledge of the offence.


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