Add Insult to Injury? Accused Rapist Propose To Marry the Victim

Published 8 years ago by: Daniel Bosai
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at 08:10 AM, 28/09/2011 (8 years ago)

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Still trying to Cool off from the babrbaric Abia rape case ABSU RAPE SAGA,  I was angered by this latest news that was just forwarded to me.

As if it was not criminal enough to rape an innocent female, a 23-year old man, Samuel Godwin Effiong, who is facing a rape charge at Oshodi magistrate’s court, has made a shocking proposal to the 27-year old rape victim (name withheld) at the court by offering to marry her to compensate her.

Effiong made the offer in the open court to the victim by proposing to marry her before the presiding magistrate, Mrs. Osho Adebiyi.

Effiong told the court, in the presence of the victim, that he was ready to marry the victim and take care of the baby if she was pregnant as a result of the rape.

He said the proposal will facilitate the final settlement of the rape charge against him.

Effiong was charged to court for allegedly molesting the 27-year old woman under false pretence.

He was alleged to have worn his brother’s military uniform and arrested the victim at Ikeja area.

Instead of taking her to the barracks as he claimed while arresting her, he took her on a motorcycle to a hidden place at Mafoluku Oshodi where he raped her.

He was however unlucky when someone who suspected their movement raised an alarm that attracted other neighbours and the police.

Effiong was eventually arrested and charged to court.

He pleaded not guilty.

The court granted him bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

When the matter came up, he made the offer so that he would regain his freedom.

Lawyers who spoke to P.M.NEWS this morning said despite offering to marry the victim, the accused will have to face trial to enable the law take its course.

The former Secretary-General of Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Lagos branch, Mr. Ike Ukor, said “No, the law will still have to take its course, unless the woman agrees to marry and drop the charge.”

In his reaction, Festus Keyamo, legal practitioner, said: “the accused marriage proposal does not legalise the crime, though it all depends on the woman because once the woman drops the charge and says ‘I am no longer pursuing the case’ that will be the end of the case, as the prosecution needs the evidence of the woman to convict the man.”

Another lawyer, Mr. Paul Ogundele said as the issue is, the legal implication is that since the accused in the rape matter agrees to marry the victim, there is the likelihood of the case being frustrated, especially when the victim consents to the marriage since she is the sole witness in the case. They will be expected to give overwhelming evidence for the prosecution of the case.

Another Lagos lawyer, Mr. Tahiru Najim while also aligning himself with the opinion of other lawyers, said the man cannot be exonerated.

“He is still liable in strict legal terms because it is the relationship that existed at the time the offence was committed that counts.”

Mr. Alex Uzebu, another Lagos-based legal practitioner, said the offence had already been committed.

“It has no bearing at all with the marriage proposal. Just like a man who steals another man’s car and decided to return it after he was caught or offers to buy the car, the person is liable.”

Orionye from the law firm of Ade Oyebanji & Co. opined that the man cannot be exonerated from the charge of rape unless the woman decides to drop the charge against him.

“If she drops the charge, then the man can escape and if not, when the case is proved, the man will be liable.”



What are our Naija young men turning to these days, has NAFDAC changed Panadol to VIAGRA in Nigeria?

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Alphamale at 08:33 AM, 28/09/2011 (8 years ago)
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If he (the rapist) understands that the lady has a will, why didn't he
propose marriage at the first instance instead of forcefully molesting and abusing her dignity?

Castrate the idiot and send him to jail, nonsense.
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xtremer92 at 08:37 AM, 28/09/2011 (8 years ago)
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hmmm intresting Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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Donvict9ja at 08:52 AM, 28/09/2011 (8 years ago)
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He need some test,he is pretending,so that he will get free,pls girl reject such devilish proposer.
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switlizzy at 08:53 AM, 28/09/2011 (8 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked what nonsense
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Escobex at 08:55 AM, 28/09/2011 (8 years ago)
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Great insult,some people could really be anoying Angry Angry Angry Angry
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Lekan22 at 08:56 AM, 28/09/2011 (8 years ago)
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He is stupid.
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onyeodinaka at 08:58 AM, 28/09/2011 (8 years ago)
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 Grin Shocked
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estilizo at 09:00 AM, 28/09/2011 (8 years ago)
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23yrs rapist wants to marry his 27yrs old victim........wonders will not cease....wait oooo ma sista,before you accept  the marriage proposal,allow him to be tried and jailed,after his done with his sentence ,yu can accept,buh let him suffer  first for not respecting your woman hood.Useless son of a dog,nonsense.

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vantheo at 09:05 AM, 28/09/2011 (8 years ago)
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hmmmm na wa

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cadanre at 09:26 AM, 28/09/2011 (8 years ago)
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Na Effiong be dat!

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nememma at 09:36 AM, 28/09/2011 (8 years ago)
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nawaoo dis na real insult
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queenrukky at 09:41 AM, 28/09/2011 (8 years ago)
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 Lips Sealed Lips Sealed
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purityjustice at 09:42 AM, 28/09/2011 (8 years ago)
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to me not to your own mind, i think that it is the best solution and best for the victim because the whole world has watched her rape video and her face showing clearly so no man on earth even a mad man will dream of marrying her. even if some one decide to marry her am 99.9% sure as an igbo guy that the family must go against him or even disown him. so the best option for the victim is to marry the rapist even though she might not love him. but i believe that the rapist will never remain a rapist he must surely change one day.except that the victim has made up her mind to be a norm or single woman forever. the victim should also know that this scandal will not in any way deprive the rapist from marrying because their are millions of gurls out there waiting patiently for any how dudes to marry. only that course will follow the rapist which i believe prayers can solve once he repent.
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Gandalf at 09:48 AM, 28/09/2011 (8 years ago)
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What arrant nonsense.  Shocked
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Idbabe at 09:52 AM, 28/09/2011 (8 years ago)
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This one pass insult, i dey come ooo, make i go look for the right english
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kelechi86 at 09:56 AM, 28/09/2011 (8 years ago)
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mchew
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kebella at 10:00 AM, 28/09/2011 (8 years ago)
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smart move young man............so it wil be easier 4 yu n' ur gangstars to rape her whenever yu guys want...........ur looking 4 sex tool Sad

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slimxxx at 10:02 AM, 28/09/2011 (8 years ago)
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THIS GUY NO NO BOOK.  YOU HAVE THE GOS TO PROPOSE MARRIAGE THAT YOU YOURSELF NOW THAT YOU CANT EVER DO. WHAT WILL IT LOOK LIKE  AFTER MARRIAGE AND YOU REMEMBER THAT YOUR WIFE WOES ONES A VITIM OF RAP THAT YOU AND YOUR phyuk FRIEND ARE THE COT OF. WHO WILL YOU FELL ABOUT IT Roll Eyes SYN YOUR EYE MY BRO 9JA IS TOO WISE SO TAKE OF SOMETHING ASS MUMU. Grin Grin
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kebella at 10:03 AM, 28/09/2011 (8 years ago)
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Quote from: purityjustice on 09:42 AM, 28/09/2011
to me not to your own mind, i think that it is the best solution and best for the victim because the whole world has watched her rape video and her face showing clearly so no man on earth even a mad man will dream of marrying her. even if some one decide to marry her am 99.9% sure as an igbo guy that the family must go against him or even disown him. so the best option for the victim is to marry the rapist even though she might not love him. but i believe that the rapist will never remain a rapist he must surely change one day.except that the victim has made up her mind to be a norm or single woman forever. the victim should also know that this scandal will not in any way deprive the rapist from marrying because their are millions of gurls out there waiting patiently for any how dudes to marry. only that course will follow the rapist which i believe prayers can solve once he repent.
do yu think the guy is ready to marry his victim? this is all prank to gain his freedom......... Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

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