A rape suspect identified as Ugochukwu Unadumene ‘m’ of Ekosa village, Agaie who was arrested for an offence of rape on 03/05/2018 has been successfully convicted.
It would be recalled that on 03/05/2018 at about 2300hrs, an incident of rape was reported at Agaie division that a female youth corper serving at Lapai who was conveyed on a motorcycle by the the suspect along Lapai-Agaie road was criminally assaulted and raped by the rider (suspect) after diverting into a forest.
The suspect was apprehended and investigated by Agaie division and later transferred to SCID Minna.
The Command filed two charges before the High Court Minna for prosecution and invited eight witnesses in proof of the allegation while the accused person entered into his defence and denied the allegation.
The matter was adjourned to 22nd June, 2021 for judgement and the presiding Judge sitting at High Court Minna on 22/06/2021 held that the prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt and sentenced the accused person accordingly as follows:-
(a)For the offence of voluntary causing hurt without provocation – sentenced to one (1) year imprisonment without option of fine.
(b)For the offence of rape – sentenced to life imprisonment without option of fine and to run concurrently.
(c)His application for allocutus was taken and refused
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