A Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja has sentenced one Henry Egesi to three years imprisonment for raping a 19-year old girl in Lagos.
The accused was arraigned by the Directorate of Public Prosecutions on behalf of Lagos State Government in 2019, on a one-count charge of rape allegedly committed on the 9th of May, 2019.
According to the Prosecuting Counsel and Solicitor-General/Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Ms. Titilayo Shitta-Bey, the offence of rape is contrary to section 260 (1) of the Criminal Justice Law of Lagos State 2015.
While noting that all evidence tendered before the court confirmed that the defendant had an unlawful carnal knowledge of the victim, Shitta-Bey urged the court to show no leniency in the sentencing of the defendant.
The Presiding Judge, Hon. Justice Nwaka-Gbagi found the defendant guilty of the charge, punishable under section 260 (1) of the Lagos State Criminal Justice Law 2015, and sentenced him accordingly.