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  • Updated: July 14, 2020

Cultist Bags 20-Year Prison Term

 

A cultist, Tayo Bakare, who was accused of raping an undergraduate of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti and her friend, has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by Justice Abiola Soladoye of the Lagos State Special Offences Court on Monday.

AllNews reported that Bakare was arraigned on eight counts bordering on conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery, deprivation of liberty, and rape.

The prosecution said the offences contravened sections 260(1) (2), 272, 297(1) and 299 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015.

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The victim accused Bakare of ordering her to remove her clothes, took her nude pictures with her phone and forcefully having sexual intercourse with her in the Ikotun area of Lagos, on August 27, 2017.

The 300-level student told the court that the 24-year-old Bakare lured her into a hotel by pretending to be a family friend, where he raped her, adding that Bakare threatened to kill her.

The convict admitted having sexual intercourse with the two friends but denied raping them.

Justice Soladoye discharged and acquitted the convict on four of eight counts but found him guilty on the others.

The Justice delivered her judgement yesterday, July 13, 2020. “The convict shall serve 10 years in respect of count two, 10 years in respect of count four, 10 years in respect of count six and 20 years in respect of count eight.”

However, the Justice said the sentences are to run concurrently.

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