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Man sentenced to life imprisonment for raping two-year-old girl in Ogun State

A 35-year-old man, Adekunle Olalere has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a two-year-old girl in Ogun State.

The convict committed the offence on March 22, 2017 at No 18, Bashorun street off unity road, Olowotedo area in Mowe, where he was a neighbour to the victim’s mother.

Justice Abiodun Akinyemi, who convicted Olalere at a High Court in Abeokuta said the evidence presented before the court by the prosecution was tenable and found the convict guilty as charged.

“Based on the evidence, I find and hold that the defendant, had sexual intercourse with the child and guilty has charged” Akinyemi said, according to The News.

The prosecution counsel, Mrs Oluyemisi Aruleba, the assistant chief state counsel, told the court that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 32 of the Child Right laws of Ogun 2006, and therefore the criminal was sentenced to life imprisonment.

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