Timaya Will Spend At Least 8 Years In Jail If Found Guilty Of Rape

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at 4-08-2015 06:45PM (4 years ago)

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If found guilty of the rape allegations levelled against him after a trial, Timaya faces at least 8 years in jail. Photo: Instagram

Nigerian singer, Timaya is the subject of a rape allegation. The accuser, identified as Shella B, kicked off the saga on Friday, July 24 by dedicating an Instagram account to ‘exposing’ the popular Nigerian act.

Tagged exposingtherealtimaya, Shella accused the Bayelsa State-born singer of sexually assaulting her during his time in Atlanta on July 18, 2015.

In no time, her accusations fuelled several reports, forcing Timaya to react a few hours after the matter became a trending topic on social media. Coming exactly 3 days after Timaya welcomed his second daughter, the ‘Bow Down’ singer admitted he had sex with Shella but vehemently disputed the rape claims through a statement.

The self-styled Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa said he noticed the first sign of trouble when he turned down Shella’s request that they tag along to his Atlanta show later that day as a couple. He added that she demanded $50k from him when he tried to play it cool with her days after.

Whatever Timaya was saying at that point made no sense to Shella, an upcoming act with a number of singles to her name. Taking advantage of the spotlight her accusation had caused, she reintroduced a song she had released several months earlier.

Shella B is yet to back down over a week after she first cried out. She announced that a case is already filed against Timaya with the police in Atlanta, daring the Dem Mama Records boss to come to the United States if indeed he is innocent.

The mother of the singer’s two children, Barbara has been calm all along since the saga began, only making a veiled reference to the matter on Sunday, July 26 by sharing a photo of her first daughter, Emma with a caption: ‘Even when the devil tries to steal my happiness your smiles sunshine makes life more beautiful…Happy Sunday ya all?’

With an alleged rape case hanging over Timaya, he faces between 2 and 14 years in jail if found guilty at the end of a fair trial. Commenting on the matter, a legal practitioner, Efe Ugboro, said the process of filing the case and investigation is almost the same expect that the US legal system is more thorough and the law is enforced on stronger terms.

Citing Sections 357 and 358 of the Nigerian criminal Code, she said ‘any offence that has to do with rape, once established, carries a jail term of between 2 and 14 years.’

Dwelling on the relevant part of the Nigerian law, she states further: ‘The Section 357 and 358 of the Criminal Code Cap “C38”, Laws of the Federation, 2004, states: ‘In plain language, a person has committed rape when he has sexual relations (carnal knowledge) with a woman against her will.’

In addition, a website, www.sexoffenderattorney.com focuses on the interpretation of the law in the United States, hinting of a jail term of nothing less than 8 years.

‘Across the United States, the average prison time for rape is between 8 and 9 years’ but it remains to be seen how the case will go in the weeks and months ahead.


schmit at 4-08-2015 07:00PM (4 years ago)
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Dis  is serious ooo
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Ritabrenice at 4-08-2015 07:15PM (4 years ago)
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Nawaooh
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OOSSYY at 4-08-2015 07:18PM (4 years ago)
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TIMAYA,WERE AKA CHERE JAIL, NA IM MAKE NICOL GRAVITY DEY SING ABOUT ALL UR BAD DEEDS, INTA ZUAMIRI, WARIN GAHABA, EMSHI NIIK
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edpete at 4-08-2015 07:22PM (4 years ago)
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This is serious
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Troublemenot at 4-08-2015 07:30PM (4 years ago)
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I beg make de idiot go face the case jare with wife at home who send am go fuk another woman ,,,,,,,He goat
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PoliticxGuru at 4-08-2015 08:19PM (4 years ago)
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that serves him rigth
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ignis99 at 4-08-2015 08:28PM (4 years ago)
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Nawa
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beneno at 4-08-2015 08:30PM (4 years ago)
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oooooh
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chealseafc at 4-08-2015 09:29PM (4 years ago)
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your long john don buy expensive market oh!.
so make you pay the money, next time you go dey more careful.
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crocatum at 4-08-2015 09:39PM (4 years ago)
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is it forced rape or believed rape. Did she fight back, how were they alone, was there trust or there was imaginations.
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SOGaiya at 4-08-2015 10:26PM (4 years ago)
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His Cross
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dareper at 4-08-2015 10:44PM (4 years ago)
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Hmmm
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DrSoba at 5-08-2015 04:38AM (4 years ago)
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At least we men will learn from this. Abstain is the watch word. Not every consensual s3x is consensual except with a wife . I mean own wife. I will Timaya good luck on his future case.
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ralphpaul at 5-08-2015 05:12AM (4 years ago)
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I LOVE TIMAYA AS A PERSON. I WONDER HOW A BOY OF 20YRS CAN RAPE A WOMAN OF 43YRS. JUST FOR A EXAMPLE I MEAN. I AM NOT SUPPORTING RAPE ANYWAY BUT SHE IS SIMPLY TRYING TO BLACKMAIL THE GREAT TIMAYA. SHE WILL FAIL FOR SURE. THAT WILL MAKE TIMAYA MORE POPULAR.
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danielsony at 5-08-2015 10:29AM (4 years ago)
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That girl is an idiot , God will punish her ''ekwensu''
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waffibabe at 5-08-2015 12:21PM (4 years ago)
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America is not life Nigeria where there is no justice. I remember someone files a casa of rape against Stephanie okereke brother but the case was buried due to steph influence.  Serve him right
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waffibabe at 5-08-2015 12:21PM (4 years ago)
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America is not life Nigeria where there is no justice. I remember someone files a casa of rape against Stephanie okereke brother but the case was buried due to steph influence.  Serve him right
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echeeche at 5-08-2015 04:35PM (4 years ago)
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ok
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dis4real at 5-08-2015 05:15PM (4 years ago)
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Good for u next time know how to keep ur willy in the right place
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