From Jimoh Joseph, Ado Ekiti
An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti has sentenced a man, Lucky Ayosin, to life imprisonment for raping his own daughter and in the process, getting her pregnant.
The convict was also sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for attempting to murder his son, Ilesanmi Ayosin, who caught him while having sex with his younger sister.
The presiding judge, Justice John Adeyeye, ruled that both sentences are to run concurrently and held that the prosecution had proved the case beyond reasonable doubt.
Adeyeye found Ayosin guilty of attempted murder contrary to Section 320 of Criminal Code Cap C16 Laws of Ekiti State 2012 and rape contrary to Section 358 of the same code.
While the case was going on, the victim (name withheld) who was an SS 2 student at the time, gave birth to a baby girl who was a product of an endless sexual abuse by her own father
The convict’s 20-year-old son, Ilesanmi, caught his father having sex with his younger sister three times.
Ilesanmi was shot by the father with a single-barrel gun in a bid to prevent the act from becoming public knowledge.
The boy escaped and reported the matter to their mom, Yemisi Bayode, who had divorced from their father 14 years before the incident leaving the two children in the convict custody.
The incident, according to the prosecutor , occurred on or about 19th November, 2015 at Isaba-Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area of the state.
Ayosin was first arraigned at the High Court on 21st February, 2017 on two-count charge of attempted murder and rape.
The prosecution called five witnesses in the course of the trial including a medical doctor who examined the girl who was raped and impregnated by her father.
Exhibits tendered include the statement of the convict, medical report and the single-barrel gun used by Ayosin to shoot his son in a bid to cover up his crime.
A counsel from the Office of the DPP, Mrs. Kemi Ajumobi, represented the State while the convict was represented by Mrs. A.T. Baderinwa from the Legal Aid Council.