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Former Exxon Mobil staff jailed for 15 years for raping 14-year-old girl


Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere has sentenced a former Exxon Mobil engineer, James Onuoha, to 15 years imprisonment for taking 14-year -old girl.

Onuoha raped the girl on January 4, 2016, and caused outrage at the time, with a number of celebrities lending their voice to call for justice.

The Court jailed the former Exxon Mobil staff without option of fine after he was found guilty of raping his tenant’s niece, who was 14 years old at the time.

At the last adjourned date, on January 14, 2020, the court adjourned the case until March 25, for judgment, after the parties adopted their final written addresses.

But, the judgment could not be delivered on March 25 due to lockdown resulting from the COVID- 19 pandemic.

At the resumed hearing of the matter, Justice Adedayo Akintoye delivered judgement on Onuoha.

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