Man Jailed 14 Years For Raping 4-year-old Step Daughter

By Ariwodola Idowu
Ado Ekiti –   An Ado Ekiti High Court on Thursday sentenced a 57-year-old man, David Oluwatoba, to 14 years imprisonment  for raping his four year-old stepdaughter.

Justice Toyin Abodunde  held that the prosecution had proved  the case  against the convict beyond reasonable doubt.

The judge held that the prison term for the convict, who was first arraigned on Nov. 27, 2015, would run from the day of conviction.

The incident, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports,  happened on Aug. 12, 2013,  at Odo Usi Street, Awo Road, Igede-Ekiti in  Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state.

Exhibits tendered to convict Oluwatoba included  some  photographs, medical report on the sexual assault and statement of the accused at the police station.

NAN also reports that the convict is married to two wives, including the mother of the victim who was the second wife.

NAN further reports  that the victim’s mother was not at home on the day of the incident  and  the convict took advantage of her absence to rape her  after bathing her.

The mother on arrival discovered blood stains on the victim’s cloth as she was still  bleeding from her private part  and she raised an alarm.

The incident was consequently reported at  the Igede-Ekiti Police Divisional Headquarters while  the convict was arrested.

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