Man sentence to 19 years in prison for raping family friend’s daughter
A man who allegedly raped a family friends daughter in a hotel have been sentence to 19 years in prison. Sheriff Oyewole had known the family for 10 years took the lady to a hotel got her drunk and naked. He recorded her nakedness and threatened to release the video unless he had sex with her. The prosecutor said the incident took place last week in a hotel in Yaba area of Lagos.
According to report, after the rape he soaked her clothes in water and then asked her to put them on but kept her underwear in a bag.
Her mother noticed her distressed when she was brought home by 10pm. when her mother confronted her she claimed she had an argument with her friends at the party. Further pressure made her reveal what had happened in the hotel. Her mother raised alarm and Sheriff was apprehended.
After his arrest, Oyewole claimed that he didn’t rape the lady saying that she was his girlfriend and that they had been dating for three years and that the sex they had that night was consensual.
Ayeye the Chief Magistra said that it was a case of rape proven beyond reasonable doubt. She said sexual consent cannot be proven through duress, intimidation or under the influence of alcohol even if the parties involved are lovers.