By Monsuru Olowoopejo
A magistrate court, sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, has sentenced a 23-year-old man, Benjamin John, to 14 years imprisonment for raping a girl in Ikorodu Local Government Area of the state.
The convict was said to have raped the 16-year-old girl on September 25 last year at about 9a.m. in Ikorodu axis of Lagos State.
When the convict was arraigned before Magistrate B. O. Osunsanmi, the prosecutor, Sergeant Raimi Idowu of the Nigeria Police, Gender Section, Ikeja, narrated that Benjamin met the victim on the road, beat and dragged her to an uncompleted building, where the act was perpetrated.
When the charges were read out to the perpetrator, he pleaded guilty and pleaded with the magistrate to temper justice with mercy.