Two brothers jailed for 30 years in Delta over rape of 12-year-old girl


    A Delta High Court sitting in Akwukwu-Igbo, Oshimili North council area of the state has sentenced two brothers, 30 years old Chukwuedo Mogaha and 33 years old Amaechi Mogaha to 30 years in jail for gang raping a 12 year old girl.

    The court, presided over by Justice Marcel Okoh while delivering its verdict, held that prosecution from the Delta State Ministry of Justice was able to prove the essential ingredients of conspiracy and rape against the first accused person, Chukwuedo Mogaha and was sentenced to 7 years in jail for the offence of conspiracy to commit rape and 14 years with hard labour for the substantive offence of rape.

    For the second accused person, Amaechi Mogaha, Justice Marcel Okoh held that prosecution was only able to prove the count of conspiracy and failed in the count of rape against the accused. He was, however, sentenced by the court to 7 years in jail for count one while he was sentenced 2 years imprisonment with hard labour for indecent assault of girl under 13 years old. The court held that the sentences are to be served concurrently.