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Exxon mobile staff sentenced 15 years for raping teenager

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 without an option of fine.

On January 14, the court had adjourned the case until March 25, for judgment, after the parties adopted their final written addresses but judgment could not be delivered due to the Covid- 19 lockdown.

Justice Akintoye, sentenced him to 15 years jail term without an option of fine after finding Onouah 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 of defilement.

Onouah was remanded in Kirikiri correctional centre.

Wahab Akinlade

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