Man, 35, jailed nine years for rape of seven-year-old

child rape

A 35-year-old man, Stanley Edomwonyi, was on Wednesday in Benin sentenced to seven years imprisonment for raping a nine-year-old girl.

Prosecution Counsel, Mrs O.R. Ewemade, told the court that the convict committed the crime on Oct. 24, 2013 at about 6:00 pm, at Block 7, Flat7, S and T Barracks, Ugbowo, Benin.

The convict was charged with rape which contravened Section 218 of the criminal Code cap 48 vol. II laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria 1976 as applicable in Edo.

Magistrate, Mrs Igho Braimoh, ruled that the convict was guilty as charged and sentenced him to seven years imprisonment with hard labour.