Friday, October 26, 2012

Rapist Gets Away With N80,000 Fine

A Magistrates’ Court in Benin, capital of Edo state in Mid Western Nigeria, has sentenced Mr Saturday Udoh, 39, to five years imprisonment with an option of N80, 000 fine for defiling a five-year-old girl.

Delivering judgment, Chief Magistrate Mike Osayi held that the prosecution, led by Sergeant Shaibu Mohammed, proved its case of defilement against the convict as required by law. Click to read more.


The prosecution had told the court that Udoh committed the offence on May 31, at Falodun Country Home Motel, Benin, and that the one-count charge contravened Section 218 of the criminal code.The court held that the evidence of the convict that he went to collect money from someone at the house opposite where he worked when the incident happened was untrue.

The court also faulted the witnesses called by the convict, noting that their testimonies were conflicting.The court further held that the proximity between the convict’s residence and his office could not rule out the possibility of the convict dashing home to commit the offence and returning to work.

The court also held that there was identification parade conducted in the house and the little girl pointed at the convict as being responsible for her defilement.Osayi described the victim as intelligent due to her evidence in court as well as the manner she responded to questions put to her by the court during cross examination.Consequently, the court found Udoh guilty and sentenced him accordingly.

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25 comments:

  1. I wonder the manner of magistrates that are been appointed these days. How can u give an option of fine for the crime of defilement. The criminal code does not provide an option of fine. This man should be sentenced to 10yrs without option of fine. Pls prosecutor appeal this judgment on the point of d option of fine. So sure u wld win the appeal. the little girl must not suffer in vain.

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  2. So he raped a 5 year old girl and pays only N80k..... And u wonder why jungle justice prevails in Nigeria

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  3. See our justice system now. All you stupid people that insult me when i advocate for jungle justice. This man has ruined a life yet was slapped on the wrist with a fine of 500 dollars. Na wa o. If to say community people use this one as example now, raping go decrease for that area. Now what news do you think the justice system has just sent to would be rapist? Make una continue to dey open una dirty mouths about forgiveness for criminals. stupid people

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    1. @Nonya, web timing has proved that the anon above and below u is you. Stop supporting urself with anon. We heard u.... But change cos u and billie jean are born haters

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    2. U are just a stupid dirty cow.
      Pls fuck off nd don't piss me off this early money.
      Onukwu oshi#

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    3. Anon 8:30 which early money? U must be dumb buh then I feel ur pain towards nonya's comment. Its quite senseless :-)

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  4. isnt jungle justice better than 80,000. Within weeks of paying this guy will be out on the street and pounching on the next innocent LITTLE GIRLS ..... Very sad indeed

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  5. Lagos-is-my-Home26 October, 2012 16:44

    Why are you covering his ugly face. Since he has been found guilty, bloggers should publish his fugly face so others can see and stay clear and protect their children.

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  6. The most annoying part is this :"Consequently, the court found Udoh guilty and sentenced him accordingly". He'll just pay N80,000 and get away with rape. I see rape as grievous as maiming someone and he'll pay less than $500 and will be a free man.

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  7. The most annoying part is this :"Consequently, the court found Udoh guilty and sentenced him accordingly". He'll just pay N80,000 and get away with rape. I see rape as grievous as maiming someone and he'll pay less than $500 and will be a free man.

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  8. He is already a convicted criminal,so I wonder why u are covering his eyes. When e reach were una go cover eyes una no go cover. This bloggers/journalists sef.

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  9. lolzzz.... Dis berra nuh be true o... Buh i wnt be shocked sha if it turns out to be true... Smh

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  10. i really don't understand the nigerian judicial system,children caught stealing plantain are remanded in prison custody without trial for more than ten years...adults apprehended stealing household items sentenced to life imprisonment
    here is a man who psychologically destroyed a young child's life and he is handed a 5 year sentence with the insult upon injury 80,000naira fine!!disgraceful
    wonder if the judge is a closet pedophile or encouraging others to continue abusing little children..
    i really think its time we started to make some noise about this issue cause a lot of children and suffering and dying slowly the effects of constant abuse

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  11. The nigerian justice system is the
    sickest thing known to man.
    I jst feel so sick reading this
    U defile a 5 year old and walk away
    free with an 80k fine?!
    #pukes

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  12. Child molester to pay just 80,000??wth??
    Wonder if the penalty would have been worse if it was the Judges child.....
    #lockhimupand throwthekeyintoanocean!!

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  13. Ahhhhhhh rubbish 80000 Nara fine omg this country is goin to end soon aryrrrrgggggggggggyyy dey should kill d bastard

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  14. Thats the funny thing about Justice. Its an Ass. The prosecution can appeal the sentence. Now you see why Nigerians prefer to deliver the justice themselves. If this guy was killed when he was caught, we would have been screaming #blueMurder.

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  15. He can't afford the fine. Thank God so he has languish in prison

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  16. That judge is a perv.
    Search him.

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  17. That judge is a perv.
    Search him.

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  18. MADNESS! Pure MADNESS, he shud b castrated then.

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  19. Dimple or whatever you call yourself, you are a BIG FOOL. Nuff said.

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  20. He should have had is scrotum chopped off violently, slowly cooked in the oven and fed to the vultures as Eid treat!!!rassclaaart

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  21. Nonya u have too much hate in u

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  22. That's how they would defile the magistrate's daughter(s). Who appointed the magistrate sef.

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