A man, Kolawole Obafemi who was accused of causing immense psychological damage to a pregnant woman in Osun State after he raped her, plucked parts of her public hair and forced her to swallow it with a dry gin has been sentenced to life imprisonment.
The judge, Justice A. B. Abdulkareem of Osun State High Court in Ilesa, also ordered that the convict should be whipped aside the jail term for subjecting his victim to such a horrifying sex.
The life sentence handed out to Obafemi was made known yesterday by the Information Officer of the Osun State, Mr. Opeyemi Bello in a press statement made available to journalists.
The convict was standing trial for the offence of rape contrary to section 358 of the criminal Code Cap 34 vol. II, Laws of Osun State.
The statement reads in part: “The convict beat up the victim. It was in the process of beating her that he tore her clothes having overpowered her.
“He tore her pant and he then had carnal knowledge of her plucking out her pubic hair and putting it in her mouth to drink with dry gin. He also inserted a bottle opener into the victim’s private part.
“The medical report obtained from LAUTECH Teaching Hospital Osogbo also confirmed that she was raped and as at time of incident she was pregnant.
“The court held that the prosecutor, Mrs. Rachel Ojimi, a chief state counsel from ministry of Justice, State of Osun was able to prove the case beyond reasonable doubt.”
The judge subsequently sentenced Obafemi to life imprisonment.