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Man Sentenced To Death By Hanging For Kidnap, Gang Rape And Torture Of 20-year-old Lady

An Edo High Court sitting in Auchi on Thursday, December 7, 2022, convicted and sentenced one Taofeek Isah to death by hanging for kidnap, gang rape and torture of a 20-year old woman, Blessing Ezekiel, with harmful substance, while three others were sentenced to jail terms ranging from four to 19 years.

The convicts, namely; Taofeek Isah, Jeremiah Okamudu, Godwin Adeyemi, and Miracle were brought before the court on a five-count charge of rape, kidnapping, attack with harmful substance, inflicting physical injury and unlawful trial by ordeal.

The presiding judge, Justice Philip Imoedemhe, in his judgment sentenced Isah, the 1st defendant to death; Jeremiah Okamudu, 2nd defendant to four years imprisonment without option of fine, while Miracle Pius , the 4th defendant was jailed for 19 years without option of fine.

Justice Imoedemhe held that all the evidence tendered before the court convinced him beyond reasonable do

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