The Lagos State High Court in Ikeja has sentenced a man identified as Henry Egesi to three years’ imprisonment for raping a 19-year-old girl.
The imprisonment was handed down by Justice Sybil Nwaka-Gbagi
NEWSNAIJA learned that Egesi was arraigned on one count of rape on May 9, 2019 by the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Ms. Titilayo Shitta-Bay, the Solicitor-General, and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Lagos State, told the court that the offense was contrary to Section 260 (1) of the Criminal Justice Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Shitta-Bay noted that the evidence tendered before the court confirmed that the defendant had unlawful carnal knowledge of the victim.
Shitta-Bay urged the court to show no mercy in the sentencing of the defendant.
Justice Nwaka-Gbagi, in delivering her judgment, held that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt and sentenced Egesi to three years’ imprisonment.