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Man Acquitted Of R*pe Charges As Court Rules It Was Consensual

Posted by Amarachi on Tue 11th Jan, 2022 - tori.ng

Ruling on the case, Justice Bamidele Omotoso said the prosecution has failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt the allegation of r*pe against the defendant.

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Man Acquitted Of R*pe Charges As Court Rules It Was Consensual

A 33-year-old man, Adekunle Samson who was sentenced to three years imprisonment on r*pe allegations has been discharged and acquitted by an Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti.

The charge against the defendant who was first arraigned before the court on November 5, 2019 on one count of rape, read;

“Adekunle Samson, on April 25, 2018, at Ise Ekiti, did rape one Yemi, contrary to Section 358 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap. C16, Law of Ekiti State, 2012.”

While three witnesses were called in by police prosecutor, Richard Olowoyo who also tendered a medical report and a cutlass as exhibits, the defendant who pleaded "not guilty", spoke through his lawyer and called no witness.

Ruling on the case, Justice Bamidele Omotoso said the prosecution has failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt the allegation of r*pe against the defendant. He added that the defendant and his alleged victim had consensual s3x.

The judge said;

“I have come to the conclusion that the prosecution has failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt the allegation of r*pe against the defendant.

“I found as a fact that there existed an amorous relationship between the defendant and the victim prior to the incident and that alleged s3xual intercourse which prompted the police to arrest the defendant and arraign him before this court was done with the consent of the victim. In conclusion, the defendant, Adekunle Samson, is hereby discharged and acquitted of the offence of r*pe.”



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