Defilement: Man Jailed 10yrs For Raping 10-Year-Old Pupil

A High Court in Ado Ekiti has sentenced a school proprietor, Mr Babatunde Ibitoye to 10 years imprisonment for raping a 10-year old pupil of his school.


Ibitoye, who owns  God’s Grace Nursery and Primary School located at Agric Olope Area, of Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state capital, was caught on the June 10, 2013 in a  bush near an incompleted market in the area, where  he sexually abused the victim under the guise that he was taking her home after school hours.

A one-count charge of rape was subsequently preferred against the accused person on December 3, 2013 by the State Ministry of Justice in a suit number HAD/F11/2013.

Delivering her judgement, Justice Toyin Abodunde agreed with the evidence  of the plaintiff in the case, saying she has been able to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant had sexually abused the victim, who was her pupil as at the time the offence was committed.

“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 further confirmed that.’’