“Maximum sentence, a deterrent” – CAIDOV
The Centre Against Injustice and Domestic Violence, CAIDOV, has commended the Lagos State Judiciary over the life jail term handed down to a convict, Dr. Olufemi Olaleye, the medical doctor who raped his wife’s niece.
cAIDOV hailed the judgement on Wednesday in a press release stating that the maximum sentence will serve as deterrent to other rapists.
“Verdict, soothing balm to survivor”
Reacting to the judgement, CAIDOV Executive Director, Comrade Gbenga Soloki described the judgement as a “welcome development and a soothing balm to the traumatised survivor, who will now recover from the trauma caused by the wickedness of the convict.”
CAIDOV specifically commended Justice Rahman Oshodi for his thorough and diligent trial of the convict and the appropriate sentence handed over, which he said will ultimately deter others, who are sex pervert to think twice before engaging in such condemnable act.
According to him, “this is sweet victory for the poor girl, the survivor, who was highly traumatised by the wicked act of Dr. Olaleye. This judgement no doubt is a soothing balm. The maximum sentence is a welcome development as it’s a pointer to the effect that Lagos has no room for rapists and pedophiles.”
“We must salute the upright judge and his diligent trial which spanned almost one year. Justice Rahman Oshodi has rekindled the hope of the common man in the judiciary with his painstaking efforts throughout the trial. He is a courageous and fearless judge, who has the fear of God. Justice Rahman Oshodi will be remembered for giving hope to the hopeless, especially victims of rape, child abuse and domestic violence.”
“Prosecuting Team deserves commendation.”
The group also commended the prosecuting team. In the words of the Executive Director, Comrade Soloki said, “And to the prosecuting team led by the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, Dr. Babajide Martins for the diligent prosecution of the case. This is a victory for all, and to the victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, there is hope at the end of the tunnel.”
“Finally, to all the people who insisted that victory must be gotten for the poor girl, this is a positive response that Lagos will protect the vulnerable at all times and that no matter how long, the long arms of the law will ultimately catch up with rapists and paedophiles.”
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