Obasi jailed for raping 15-year-old girl.

A Magistrate’s Court in Benin, Edo State, on Friday sentenced a 20-year-old man, Augustine Obasi, to three and half years in prison for raping a 15-year-old girl.

Mr Obasi was arraigned before the court in November 2020, on a four-count charge of conspiracy, unlawful abduction, and rape.

The Chief Magistrate, Esther Aimofumeh, while delivering the judgement, said Mr Obasi was guilty of count two and count four.

Ms Aimofumeh said the convict was guilty of abducting and having unlawful carnal knowledge of the victim.

The chief magistrate sentenced Mr Obasi to six months imprisonment with an option of an N60,000 fine, while on count four, the convict was sentenced to three years imprisonment without an option of fine.

She said the sentences would run concurrently.

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