Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Man sentenced to life in prison for impregnating his daughter and shooting his son to cover it up in Ekiti State

A man simply identified as Lucky Ayosin has been sentenced to life imprisonment by an Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti for impregnating his daughter after raping her.

Justice John Adeyeye also sentenced him to 10 years’ imprisonment after finding him guilty of attempted murder of his son, Ilesanmi, who caught him having sex with the victim.

The judge ordered that both sentences should run concurrently.

Ilesanmi was shot by the father with a single-barreled gun in a bid to cover up the incest. The boy escaped and reported the incident to their mother, Yemisi Bayode, who had divorced Lucky 14 years ago and left the two children in his custody.

While the case was going on, the victim, who was a Senior Secondary School 3 pupil at the time of the incident, gave birth to a baby girl from the resulting pregnancy. The incident, according to the charge sheet, occurred on or around November 19, 2015, at Isaba-Ekiti, in the Ikole Local Government Area of the state.

The convict first appeared before a magistrate’s court after which legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions necessitated the transfer of the matter to the state High Court.

Lucky was first arraigned at the High Court on February 21, 2017, on two counts of attempted murder and rape. The prosecution called five witnesses in the course of the trial, including a medical doctor who examined the victim.  Exhibits tendered included the statement of the convict, a medical report and the single-barrelled gun used by Lucky to shoot his son.

A counsel from the office of the DPP, Kemi Ajumobi, represented the state, while the convict was represented by A.T. Baderinwa from the Legal Aid Council.

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