1st July, 2011
An Okitipupa Magistrate’s Court on Thursday sentenced Segun Adeyemi, 22, to three years in prison for conspiracy, rape, unlawful assault, stealing and breach of the peace.
Adeyemi and one other now at large allegedly committed the crimes on June 23, at about 12 midnight at Erinje Road in Okitipupa in Ondo State.
The Police Prosecutor, Mr. Emmanuel Omole, said the suspects also allegedly conspired with others to rape a lady.
He said that they also stole one wrist watch valued at N3,500, one gold neck chain worth N18,000 and one Nokia handset valued at N10,000.
Other items stolen were one Samsung handset, valued at N12,000 and N25,300 in cash totalling N68,800 all belonging to their victim.
â€œBoth suspects also unlawfully assaulted their victim by slapping her and pushing her from a moving vehicle,â€ the prosecutor also said.
Omole further said that the suspects also conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace by taking the complainant to Erinje road.
They allegedly used a Toyota Serena car with registration number Lagos MN 350 FST, to the Erinje Road, which is different from the agreed destination they earlier negotiated.
The suspect, who was not legally represented, pleaded guilty to the seven-count charge. Adeyemi claimed that it was the work of the devil, and pleaded with the court for mercy.
Magistrate Olalekan Agunbiade sentenced the accused to three years in prison with hard labour on each count.
â€œThe sentence is to run concurrently, and it is with no option of fine,â€ Agunbiade said.