AN EKITI STATE HIGH COURT, SITTING IN ADO EKITI HAS SENTENCED MARTINS IFEBUCHI (32) AND JOHN JOSEPH (19) TO SEVENTEEN YEARS IMPRISONMENT EACH
Written by awawa on March 30, 2022
An Ekiti State High Court, sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced Martins Ifebuchi (32) and John Joseph (19) to seventeen years imprisonment each.
The defendants were sentenced on two counts of conspiracy and rape of a 15-year-old girl on 8th May 2021 in Ajilosun Area of Ado Ekiti the state capital
To prove his case, the prosecution counsel, Kola Kolade called three witnesses and tendered a medical report, statements of the victim and defendants, attestation form among others as exhibits while Otunba Sunday Ochayi counsel to the defendants called five witnesses including the defendants.
In his judgment, Justice Adeniyi Familoni said, ”the offence of rape is a heinous crime, an act of utmost inhumanity which is devastatingly damaging. It becomes worse when a victim is a person of tender years, as in this case.
The defendants are each sentenced to seven (7) years imprisonment on the count of conspiracy and ten (10) years imprisonment each on the count of rape without an option of fine. The sentences are to run concurrently with effect from the date of his judgment.