A secondary school principal in Ekiti State, 60-year-old Taiwo Ajayi, is to spend the rest of life in jail for raping a 12-year-old girl, an Ado Ekiti High Court ruled on Thursday.
Ajayi reportedly lured the girl into his office, locked the door and raped her on the table while covering her mouth with cloth.
Justice Oluwatoyin Abodunde, who gave the verdict, said the principal was guilty as charged.
Abodunde rejected the convict’s counsel’s plea for leniency on grounds that he was a first offender, father and breadwinner of an aged mother.
“The prosecution has proved its case beyond every reasonable doubt on the strength of evidence placed before the court.
“The cases of child defilement has been on the increase lately and to serve as a deterrent to others, my view is that the punishment stipulated by the lawmakers was deliberate to deter the offence and…
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