A Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, on Monday 8th, March 2021 sentenced one Henry Egesi to 3 years imprisonment for raping a 19 years old girl in Lagos.
Justice Nwaka – Gbagi delivered the judgement in charge no ID/6155C/2017 between the State of Lagos vs Henry Egesi
The defendant was arraigned by the Directorate of Public Prosecutions on behalf of Lagos State Government in 2019.
Henry Egesi who was arraigned on a one-count charge reportedly committed the crime on 9th May, 2019.
According to the Prosecuting Counsel, 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.
The Solicitor- General noted that all evidences tendered before the court confirmed that the defendant had an unlawful carnal knowledge of the victim.
She, however, urged the court to show no leniency in its sentencing of the defendant.
Hon. Justice Nwaka – Gbagi found the defendant guilty of the charge, punishable under section 260 (1) of the Lagos State Criminal Justice Law 2015.
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10th March, 2020.