A 45-year-old commercial driver, Lawrence Adedapo, was on Monday sentenced to seven years imprisonment by an Ado Ekiti High Court for raping an 80-year-old woman, Madam Grace Asaolu.
Adedapo was convicted by Justice Dele Omotoso based on evidence before the court which showed that he forcefully had a carnal knowledge of the old woman and was guilty as charged. He was charged to court after assaulting the octogenarian sexually on 7th November, 2013 at Oke Erimope Street, Ogbese, Ise-Ekiti . Adedapo who called no witness and gave evidence in his own defence in the course of the trial, pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him
The convict, who in his testimony described the old woman as his “mother as well as his concubine” whom he has been dating as far back as his bachelor years accused Mrs. Asaolu framed him up. The old woman, Adedapo claimed had earlier approached him for a sum of money to travel to her village but on said date, she walked into his room and demanded for the money.
He claimed that the old woman started caressing his body which eventually led to a sexual intercourse between them after he had given her N1,000. Read more