Court jails driver for raping 80-year-old woman

An Ekiti State Ekiti High Court in Ado Ekiti has sentenced a 45-year-old commercial driver, Lawrence Adedapo, to seven years imprisonment for raping an 80-year-old woman, Madam Grace Asaolu.

Justice Dele Omotoso convicted Adedapo after finding him guilty of raping the old woman on November 7, 2013 at Oke Erimope Street, Ogbese, Ise-Ekiti.

Adedapo, who pleaded not guilty to the charge, gave evidence in his own defence but called no witness.

In his testimony, he described the old woman as his “mother as well as his concubine” whom he had been dating for many years. He claimed that Madam Asaolu framed him up.

According to him, the old woman had earlier approached him for a transport fare to her village.

According to him, on the said date, 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 for determination against Adedapo and consequently sentenced him to jail for seven years.

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