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Court sentences 26-year-old homosexual to 11 years imprisonment for raping four male minors


A 26-year-old homosexual identified as Micheal Kudowo has been sentenced to 11 years imprisonment by an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun State for raping four male minors.

The convict was sentenced by the Senior Magistrate, Mr Shotunde Shotayo without any option of fine and insisted that the convict must serve the sentence at the correctional centre in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

While delivering her judgement, the judge ordered that the four male minors (name withheld) within age brackets (12-15 years) should be taken to Borstal Training Institution, Abeokuta for reorientation.

The convict who is a resident of Ile-Ita area, Ota pleaded guilty to the three-count charge of kidnapping, raping and having carnal knowledge of minors before his conviction.

Before he was convicted, the Prosecution counsel identified as Insp. Cynthia Ejezie told the court that Kudowo committed the offences between August 2018 and December 2019 in Ile-Ita area.

He added that Kudowo had kidnapped the four minors from various locations in Sango-Ota, Mushin and Ijebu-Ode, and kept them in his residence before having carnal knowledge with the victims through their anuses.

The police was notified by Kudowo’s landlord that discovered the incident after interrogating one of the minors. Kudowo was then arrested before confessing and admitting to the said crime. She said that the offences contravened Sections 214(1), 216 and 365 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.



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