Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Man bags 12 years imprisonment for raping teenager

15 July 2015, 16:59

Ikeja - An Ikeja High Court on Wednesday sentenced a 33-year-old bricklayer, Taoreed Oseni, to 12 years imprisonment for raping an 18-year-old hawker at a public toilet.

Oseni of No. 1, Ogundele Street, Mafoluku Area of Oshodi, Lagos State, was sentenced after being found guilty of a one-count charge of rape by Justice Sedoten Ogunsanya.

While sentencing Oseni, Ogunsanya said "I hereby sentence the accused to 12 years imprisonment without an option of fine.

"The sentence will take effect from Aug. 2, 2012, which is the date the accused has been in prison custody,’’ he said.

The prosecution, led by the state counsel, Mr Adebayo Haroun, had told the court during the trial that the convict actually committed the offence.

Also read: Ogun court remands man over alleged rape of 8-year-old girl

Haroun said that Oseni committed the offence sometime in July 2012 at a public toilet at the Mafoluku Area of Oshodi, Lagos.

He said the convict lured her to the back of a public toilet by telling her that her friend wanted to see her.

"When she got to the back of the toilet, the convict overpowered her by breaking a bottle on her head.

"The convict then forcefully have carnal knowledge of the victim despite her plea and cry for help,’’ Haroun said.

He said the offence violated Section 258 (1) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011.

The states that: "Any man who has unlawful sexual intercourse with a woman or girl without her consent is guilty of the offence of rape and liable to imprisonment for life.’’ 




Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...