An Ado- Ekiti High Court has sentenced two brothers: Martins Ifebuchi, 32, and Joseph John, 19, to 17 years imprisonment each for raping a 15-year-old girl.
The convicts were arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and rape of the teenager on May 8, 2021, in Ajilosun area of Ado Ekiti.
In her recorded statement, the victim said that the first defendant and her mother were both tenants in the house where she lived.
She said her mother used to travel to buy goods to take care of her and her brother, adding: “Martins had been using that opportunity to sleep with me.”
The victim further said that there was a bloodstain on her mother’s bed the first day the first convict forcefully had sexual intercourse with her, with a warning that she should not tell anybody and that if she did, she would die.
She said that thereafter, the second convict, John, came to Martins’ house on holiday and joined him in raping her.
The girl said that when she could not bear it anymore, she had to tell her mother, adding, however, that instead of her mother to raise the alarm, she did not, and pretended to have travelled as usual.
She further said that while she was sleeping around 9.00 p.m. on that day, the convicts entered their room again and were in the process of undressing her when her mother entered and caught them in the act.