Vincent Akande, a 40-year-old man has been accused of raping a 14-year-old epileptic teenage girl in Edo state.
The victim was by the riverside at Ososo community, fetching stones for sale, when Akande accosted and violated her.
Nosa Musoe, the chief magistrate of the igarra magistrate court, in his rulling said the accused was “deceptive” and sentenced Akande to 14 years’ imprisonment without fine.
Reacting in a statement signed by Priscilla Usiobaifo, founder/executive director of BraveHeart Initiative for Youth & Women, BHI, the group expressed satisfaction with the verdict, saying that it is “a glint of hope” for victims of sexual assault.
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