By Wahab Abdulah
Except for any unusualÂ intervention, a 30-year-old man, Saheed Famuyiwa will spend another four years behind bars for raping a 19-year-old girl,Â Adeola Ogundele early this year.
Famuyiwa who was sentenced to a four-year jail term by Magistrate Ayo Adebayo of an Ikeja Magistrate court was found guilty on two of the three-count charge of wrongful conduct, assault and rape.
He was specifically found guilty of rape by the court after he admitted having canal knowledge of the teenager but was discharged of the assault charge as he deniedÂ assaulting his victim.
He was sentenced toÂ four years and three months imprisonment without an option of fine by the court.
The accused was charged to court by police, Sergeant Chris Tahum after it was said that he carried out the act after he ambushed the girl when she was alone. According to the police prosecutor, â€œthe convict intercepted his victim and forcefully dragged her to a hideout at Isale Idiagbon area, Ogba, Lagos State on January 25, 2010.â€
According to the prosecution, it was at that hideout that he assaulted her by beating her up and injuring her left eye. Thereafter, the convict was said to have raped the young girl.
Latter, the victim who reported the matter to the police was taken to Ifako Ijaiye General Hospital for medical treatment.
A medical report was issued to her, confirming what she had gone through in the hands of a rapist.
According to the charge sheet, it was stated that Saheed Famuyiwa, 30, on January 25, 2010 â€œhad beaten one Adeola Ogundele, 19 and caused injuries on her left eye, dragged her to a hide out and hadÂ forceful carnal knowledge without her consent, an offence contrary to Sections 355, 24(9)(d) and Section 358 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2003.â€
The offence was said to have been committed at No.17 Abeokuta street, Ogba, after which the girl reported the incident to the police station at Ogba at about 0900hrs.
While his plea was taken on January 29, 2010, Famuyiwa however, did not deny carrying out the act.