Court jails teenager one year for rape

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An Oredo Magistrates’ Court in Benin on Wednesday jailed a teenager, Taofeek Ibrahim, to one year imprisonment for unlawful attempt to have carnal knowledge of a five-year-old girl.

Ibrahim, 14, was tried on a one-count charge of unlawful carnal knowledge.

The Magistrates’, Mrs J.O Ejale, however, gave the convict an option to N20, 000 as fine.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Thomas Ojo, told the court that the convict committed the crime on July 14, 5015, at No. 37, at Iwehen Str., Benin city.

Ojo said the offence contravened Section 218 of the criminal Code.

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