Nigerian rapper, Olawale Hassan also known as Goldie 1 has been sentenced to jail for 10 years in the United Kingdom after he was found guilty for rape.
The 34-year-old rapper found himself in a tough situation after the court ruling gave him 10 years for raping a woman, an incident that occurred in 2017.
According to Birmingham Mail, Goldie 1 made advances to the woman at a venue in Southend in February 2017. It was revealed later that the rapper, who had decided to drive the lady back home, instead assaulted her.
Based on the witness reports, Goldie 1, who had promised to drive the lady back to her home safely instead took her to a car park where he overpowered her, and raped her repeatedly.
Hassan was found guilty at Basildon Crown Court of three counts of rape and one of sexual assault, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said. He was sentenced to jail on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, for 10 years and two months.
According to further reports, before Goldie 1 rapped the woman, he had made advances to the her claiming he was a music producer. She later turned down his requests for her number and to accompany him to his hotel room.
It is also reported that, after Hassan was done raping the woman, he eventually took her home after which she called the police to report the incident.
Olawale Hassan aka Goldie 1 facing a 10-year prison sentence for rape
The Essex Police described Goldie 1 as “manipulative and calculated”. The police also stated that, he targeted his victim while she was out with a friend.
The rapper denied all three counts of rape and one charge of assault by penetration. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) found him guilty of the charges against him and he was sentenced to 10 years and 2 months in jail on October 6.
Helen Walsh, from the Crown Prosecution Service, said Hassan was a “controlling sexual predator who showed a complete disregard for the victim’s lack of consent”. Det Con Victoria De’ath, of the police force, praised the woman, in her 20s, for her “courage” in reporting the attack.
“She blamed herself for getting in Hassan’s car, but has now recognised just how dangerous this man is and that none of this is her fault,” said Det Con De’ath. “She didn’t want him to hurt anyone else and this has been her motivation for three and-a-half years.”
Det Con De’ath added she hoped Tuesday’s sentencing at Basildon Crown Court would bring “comfort to this courageous and inspirational woman, who is now rebuilding her life knowing Hassan is safely behind bars”.
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