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Court Jails 38-Year-Old Man For Kidnapping, Rape

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An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court sitting in Tinubu Lagos Island on Friday convicted and sentenced a 38-year-old man, Dayo Bakare, to 34 years imprisonment for kidnapping and raping a 27-year-old woman in 2012.

Chief Magistrate Adetokunbo Omoyele sentenced Bakare after she found him guilty of the offences preferred against him by the police.

The convict was arraigned on November 17, 2012, for conspiracy, unlawful sexual intercourse, detention, kidnapping, assault stabbing, and grievous harm.

The prosecutor, Inspector Cyriacus Osuji, told the court that Bakare conspired with others at large to rape the victim.

He said the incident took place on January 24, 2012, around 4pm in a house located at Akeem Lasisi Street, the Shasha area of Lagos State.

Osuji told the court that the convict unlawfully had sexual intercourse with the lady and detained her for eight hours.

He noted that Bakare also stabbed the victim with a broken bottle.

According to the prosecutor, the offences committed contravened Sections 411, 258, 144 (b), 269 (b) (1), 17, and 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.

Bakare, however, pleaded not guilty.

Eleven years after the incident, Magistrate Omoyele found him guilty and sentenced him accordingly.

She sentenced him to two years imprisonment for conspiracy; 14 years for unlawful sexual intercourse; five years for detaining a person with intent to have unlawful sexual intercourse; 10 years for kidnapping; and three years for beating and indecent assault.

Magistrate Omoyele held that the jail term should run concurrently from the day of the sentence.

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