AGBAYA!!! This Man Will Spend 10 Years in Prison for Raping A Girl in His School in Ekiti


A school proprietor in Ekiti State, Babatunde Ibitoye, is to spend the next 10 years in prison for raping a 10-year-old pupil.

An Ado-Ekiti High Court on Wednesday jailed Ibitoye, the proprietor of God’s Grace Nursery and Primary School in the state after evidence proved that the accused indeed committed the said offence on June 10, 2013.

The case began on December 3, 2013 after the Ministry of Justice preferred a one-count charge against his, as his school was closed down by Kayode Fayemi administration shortly after the rape scandal.

Justice Monisola Oluwatoyin Abodunde in her judgment held that the prosecution has proved the case beyond every reasonable doubt against the accused person.

The offence committed, according to the judge, runs contrary to Section 31 (C) of the Child Rights Law 2013 which prescribes a 10-year imprisonment without any option of fine.

She held that evidence before her showed that the accused person sexually abused the victim who was a pupil at the time the offence was committed.

Abodunde said she agreed with the averment of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) and the testimony of the victim that the accused person was caught at the scene of the crime.

“I rely heavily on the evidence of the victim that the defendant had been having sexual relationship with her before he was caught. Some of the teachers even gave evidence that she bled profusely few days before that time; this further confirmed that she had been sexually abused.

“The fact that the defendant was caught pants down was suffice to prove that the accused committed the offence contrary to Section 31(c) of the State Child Rights Law 2013 and he is hereby sentenced to 10 years imprisonment without option of fine”, Justice Abodunde ruled.

It would be recalled that he was apprehended on June 10, 2013 in a bush near Agric Olope Market, where he had carnal knowledge of the victim under the pretext of taking her home after school hours.


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