A 27-year-old farmer, Isreal Ikumuyi, was arraigned earlier than a Justice of the Peace Courtroom in Oke Eda, Akure, on Friday, March 12, for raping a 10-year-old lady to loss of life.
The incident occurred on February 2, 2021, at Akinfosile village close to Igbotako group in Okitipupa Native Authorities Space of Ondo state.
It was gathered that the first faculty lady recognized as Esther Friday, was lured into the room by the suspect who promised to provide the little lady some amount of cash.
Ikumuyi claimed that he by no means meant to kill the lady, saying that he suffocated her to loss of life whereas overlaying her mouth with a material to muffle her cries for assist.
Narrating how the lady died in his room, Ikumuyi defined that he was within the kitchen when the deceased requested him for cash.
“She got here to fulfill me in my kitchen asking me for cash, however I advised her the cash I’ve is to prepare dinner soup. After a while, she got here again to fulfill me however this time she adopted me from the kitchen for the bed room nonetheless begging me for cash. l later gave her N100 and slept along with her within the room,” he defined.
He acknowledged that as she laid beside him on the mattress, he developed amorous feeling for her since he has no girlfriend.
“Initially I didn’t imply to rape her, however when she slept with me on the mattress. I felt aroused and determined to rapidly have sexual activity along with her. I didn’t power her to have intercourse with me. We have been collectively on the mattress, however I’ve hassle penetrating her regardless of all my efforts and I needed to cowl her mouth with a material in order that she couldn’t increase alarm,”
“She was crying, however no one might hear or come for her assist as I’ve lined her mouth with material and he or she suffocated to loss of life within the course of. She died once I was having intercourse along with her.”
He mentioned he turned afraid after he observed that the lady has died and determined to lock her within the room whereas her mother and father have been in search of the younger lady however mentioned the neighbours discovered the useless physique of the lady on his mattress.
The suspect was crushed and nearly lynched by neighbors of the deceased mother and father however for well timed intervention of people that handed him over to the police.
The Prosecutor, Inspector Uloh Goodluck, whereas presenting the info of the case earlier than the courtroom mentioned that the accused individual killed Esther, by raping her to loss of life.
He mentioned that the offence dedicated by the accused individual contravened sections 316, 319(1) of the Prison Code Cap 37, Vol. 1 Legal guidelines of the Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.
Goodluck prayed the courtroom to remand the accused individual in jail custody pending the result of the authorized recommendation from the Division of Public Prosecution.
He mentioned that Ikumuyi lured the sufferer into his room with the promise of giving her N100 and had his approach along with her whereas the group individuals regarded for her.
The plea of the accused individual was not taken as he was not represented by any lawyer within the courtroom.
The Presiding Decide, Justice of the Peace N. T. Aladejana subsequently remanded the accused individual in Owo Correctional Centre pending the result of DPP recommendation whereas the case was adjourned until Might 3, 2021, for point out.