Justice Adekunle Adeleye of an Ado-Ekiti High Court, has discharged and acquitted a 55-year-old university lecturer, Dr Ayinde Olukayode, of alleged rape case.
Olukayode, who lectures at the Ekiti State University (EKSU), has been standing trial on the alleged offence of rape contrary to the provisions of Section 31 (c) of the Child’s Rights Law, Cap C7, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
The lecturer, who was arraigned on March 7, 2022, had pleaded not guilty to the allegation of raping a 12-year-old girl, (names withheld) in August 2020.
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In his judgment, Adeleye held that the prosecution witnesses had created doubt in the mind of the court with the discrepancies in the evidence.