Man Jailed For Raping 80-Year-Old Woman

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Man Jailed For Raping 80-Year-Old Woman

A man who raped an 80-year-old woman was on Monday sentenced to seven years in prison by an Ado Ekiti High Court.


The presiding judge, Justice Dele Omotoso, said Adedapo, 45, was convicted based on evidence before the court which showed that the driver forcefully had sex with the old woman, Grace Asaolu, and was guilty as charged.

According to the court, the convict sexually assaulted the octogenarian on 7 November, 2013, at Oke Erimope Street, Ogbese, Ise-Ekiti and was subsequently charged to court.

Adedapo was said to have pleaded not guilty to the charge and gave evidence in his own defence, but called no witness to back his claims.

In his testimony, Adedapo, who described the old woman as his “mother as well as his concubine” whom he had been dating as far back as his bachelor days, claimed that Asaolu framed him up.

He claimed that the old woman had earlier approached him for a sum of money to travel to her village, but on that date, she walked into his room and demanded for the money.

The driver further said the old woman started romancing him which eventually led to a sexual intercourse after he had given her N1,000.

The prosecution, led by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Owoseni Ajayi, gave evidence that the convict confessed to have been dating the woman before the incident and that she consented to the sexual intercourse.

Ajayi tendered the blood-stained clothes of the victim which was recovered from the scene of the incident.

The trial judge resolved all issues in determination against Adedapo and consequently sentenced him to a jail term of seven years.

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