Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere, has sentenced an EX- Exxon Mobil engineer, James Onuoha, to 15 years imprisonment for raping his tenant’s 14-year-old niece.
Justice Adedayo Akintoye sentenced him, today, June 1, 2020, without an option of fine after finding him guilty of the offence of rape.
Before handing down the verdict, the convict’s counsel, Dr Victor Olowonla, in his allocutus pleaded with the court to tender justice with mercy as he was a first time offender.
Onouah, was first arraigned by the Lagos State Government, in January 2016 at the Magistrates’ Court on a four-count charge bordering on wilful indecent act, unlawful sexual intercourse, unlawful and indecent deals and having sexual intercourse with an underage girl.
According to Police Prosecutor, Inspector Stephen Agbonedeso, the defendant committed the offence at Samuel Amoore Street, Idowu Estate, Oke Ira Nla, Ajah, Lagos. 📸: Tribune