Femi Tonade, a 37 years old useless driver has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for raping a 14 year old gir by a Lagos state high court in Ikeja.
With respect to the persecution team led by Madam Awosika the useless driver in question committed the barbaric act on December 1, 2015.
“The rapist and his employer were outside th building while the little girl was in. The rapist crept upstairs without the knowledge of his boss and after physically restraining the house girl forced himself inside her” , madam Awosika said.
“The house girl confided in her boss the following day after which it was later reported to the authorities”, she concluded.
According to medical reports, it was confirmed that the housekeeper was defiled.
The act carried out by the useless driver violates section 137 of the criminal code of Lagos state. Counsel for the rapist, Mrs Olabimpe Bamboye pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy.
Justice kudirat who happens to be the judge in charge of the case, granted the request of the defendant by reduing the jail term from life imprisonment to 12years.
“It is very easy to plead for people, but it is easier for people to cause havoc. You just don’t see a child and decide to have forceful carnal knowledge of her”, she said while making her judgement.
“Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State approves a jail term of life imprisonment for the offence of defilement. However, after listening to your pleads, the court is going to be lenient with the defendant and sentence him to 12 years in prison”, she concluded.
Rape cases are happening on a daily basis. Strict laws should be made governing this act. This brings the question. Are this really the causes konji?