Monday, 13 August 2012

Husband of 2 wives jailed for raping 3 minors

An Ikeja Magistrate’s
Court, yesterday, sentenced a
45-year-old commercial
motorcyclist and husband of
two wives, Alabi Bakare, to
five years imprisonment for
raping three minors.
Magistrate A. Isaac, who
handed the verdict, said the
sentence would be without
an option of fine.
He said since the accused
had pleaded guilty to the
offence, the court had no
option than to sentence him
as charged.
The News Agency of
Nigeria,NAN, reports that the
accused, who was arraigned
on August 8, had pleaded
guilty to a charge of having
carnal knowledge of the
minors aged between three
and five.
Earlier, the prosecutor,
Assistant Superintendent of
Police, Barth Nwaokoye, told
the court that Bakare raped
the minors on August 3 at 7
p.m. at 19, Oluwakemi Street,
Alapere, Ketu area of Lagos
“Bakare was caught in the
act by a co-tenant, who
reported the matter to the
police,” he said.
He said the offence
contravened Section 137 of
the Criminal Code, Laws of
Lagos State.
Meantime, three middle aged
men, Sunday Samson, Friday
Innocent, Mufutau Salaudeen
have been arraigned before
magistrate Olagbegi Adelabu
of an Ikeja Magistrate court
for forming an unlawful
society and possession of
The defendants, whose ages
are 28, 21 and 23 years
respectively are facing a four
count charge of conspiracy,
breach of peace, unlawful
possess of firearms and
forming an unlawful society
before the court.
The prosecutor, Inspector
Rachael Williams told the
court that the defendants
and others committed the
offence at Okobaba at
Ibadan Street Ebute Metta
Lagos on the 13th day of July
2012 around 11:55pm

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