55-year-old man jailed 14 years for attempted rape of daughter

 An Ado-Ekiti High Court has sentenced a 55-year-old man,  Bashiru Adeyanju to  14 years imprisonment without option of fine for attempted  rape of  his 17-year-old daughter.

Adeyanju was found guilty based on his confessional statement and statements of witnesses called during the trial.

The presiding judge, Justice Monisola Abodunde, did not however find him guilty of the offence of serial rape which he was also charged with.

Justice Abodunde, after listening to both prosecution and defence counsels, said the prosecution had proved his case beyond reasonable doubt and established the case of attempted rape. 

“The court found you guilty as charged. But based on the plea of the defence counsel, describing him as a first offender, he is hereby sentenced to 14 years imprisonment,” she added.

The judge, however, said the three years he had already spent in jail should be subtracted from the jail term.

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