5yrs later, boy bags 10yrs in jail for raping a 5yr old girl to death

High Court sitting in Sagbama, Yenagoa Bayelsa state has sentenced a 21-year-old man, Named Timiondu Jephtath, to 10 years imprisonment for raping a five-year-old girl to death.

It was gathered that the accused raped the girl to death when he was still at the Age of 16,at Akede community in Sagbama Local Government Area of the state in 2016 and dumped her lifeless body in an abandoned fish pond close to his residence.

Deme Pamosoo who is a lawyer and a gender advocate,who acted as the counsel to the victim’s parents ensured that the victim’s body was recovered, an autopsy conducted by the Police and a watertight case file, presented to the State Ministry of Justice for the Director of Public Prosecution recommendation for trial.

The presiding judge of the high court In his ruling, after considering the defendant’s plea of allocutus, Justice Omukoro declared that the court is mindful of the youthful age of the defendant who could be redeemed and make amends by way of atonement for his action.

He ordered that the defendant be detained at the Okaka Correctional Centre in Yenagoa or elsewhere as the Governor may determine, for a period of 10 years at the pleasure of the State.

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