Man jailed for raping 15-year-old girl in Edo

A court of first instance in Benin, Edo state, on Friday sentenced a 20-year-old man, Augustine Obasi, to three and a half years in prison for raping a 15-year-old girl. Mr. Obasi was arraigned in court in November 2020 on a four count count of conspiracy, unlawful kidnapping and rape. The chief magistrate, Esther Aimofumeh, in sentencing, said that Mr. Obasi was guilty on counts two and four. Ms Aimofumeh said the convict was guilty of kidnapping and unlawful carnal knowledge of the victim. The chief magistrate sentenced Mr. Obasi to six months’ imprisonment with an option of a fine of N60,000, while on count four, the convict was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment with an option of a fine. She said that the sentences would be executed simultaneously. Electrocution In a related development, Abia police confirmed the electrocution of a suspected thief in Amoji-Ukwu village, Obingwa local government area of ​​the state. State police spokesman Geoffrey Ogbonna said the suspected thief was electrocuted early Friday morning while cutting two wires connected to a transformer. Police Superintendent Mr. Ogbonna revealed this in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) in Aba on Saturday. Chinenye Agomuo, a resident of Amoji-Ukwu Village, said there was an explosion in the community on Friday and the explosion occurred when a man cut wires connected to a transformer. “Friday morning around 4am we heard an explosion that was suspected to be from a transformer. “After the explosion, I received phone calls from my brother who lived near the transformer, asking me to come to the site. “He said someone got on the transformer and got electrocuted. “When we got there, he was a young man. He had climbed up to cut through the armored cables, but unfortunately for him, the electric current killed him,” Mr. Agomuo said. He said the community reported the matter to the Eastern Ngwa Police Station. Agomuo said the suspect’s body was deposited in a morgue with the help of police. (YAYA) Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Man jailed for raping 15-year-old girl in Edo