Tragedy struck in Akinfolile, Igbotako axis of Okitipupa Native Authorities Space of Ondo State when a 27-year-old man raped a 10-year-old woman to loss of life.
The ten-year-old woman recognized as Esther Friday was mentioned to have met her premature loss of life after, the accused, Israel Ikumuyi, allegedly had carnal information of her forcefully in his bed room in the neighborhood.
Israel who was dragged earlier than a Justice of the Peace Court docket sitting in Oke-Eda, Akure, the state capital advised the courtroom that he by no means had the intention to kill the little woman however simply to have intercourse along with her.
In line with him, whereas he was perpetrating the dastardly act, he mistakenly suffocated Esther to loss of life whereas masking her mouth with cloths in a bid to forestall her from elevating alarm.
In his assertion with the police, Israel mentioned that Esther had approached him on the fateful day when he was within the kitchen, cooking his dinner and requested him to offer her cash.
He maintained that he refused and advised her that the cash he had with him was meant to prepare dinner soup, including that he left the kitchen for his room and he or she adopted him to his room.
The accused who disclosed that he didn’t have any girlfriend, mentioned that he developed amorous emotions for the woman and determined to penetrate her.
“I didn’t plan to defile her, however when she slept with me on the mattress. I felt aroused and determined to shortly have sexual activity along with her. I didn’t pressure her to have intercourse. We had been collectively on the mattress.
“Bother began once I was attempting to place my penis inside her vagina, it didn’t enter very effectively. My penis didn’t penetrate regardless of all my efforts to verify I insert it. It didn’t totally enter. I lined her mouth with my cowl fabric in order that she couldn’t increase alarm, she was crying, however no person may hear or come for her assist.
“Because of the fabric utilized in muffling the deceased, she couldn’t shout and was thereafter suffocated to loss of life.
“She died once I was having intercourse along with her.”
He said that late Esther was with him on the mattress inside his room from 4:30pm until 6:00 pm.
In line with the Prosecutor, Inspector Uloh Goodluck, the offence dedicated by the accused particular person contravened sections 316, 319(1) of the Prison Code Cap 37, Vol. 1 Legal guidelines of the Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.
The prosecutor who claimed that Ikumuyi Isreal had lured the sufferer into his room with the promise of giving her N100, urged the courtroom to remand the accused particular person in jail custody pending the result of the authorized recommendation from the division of public prosecution.
On the sitting, the plea of the accused particular person was not taken and he was not represented by any lawyer.
Justice of the Peace N. T Aladejana subsequently remanded the accused particular person in Owo Correctional Centre pending the result of the DPP recommendation with the case adjourned until Might 3, 2021, for point out.