Man sentenced to life in prison for defiling 11-year-old

Man sentenced to life in prison for defiling 11-year-old

An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for defiling an 11-year-old primary five pupil in his room in Nigeria, reports said.

“He told me that his wife was calling me to run an errand for her,” according to the victim.

“He took me to his room and slept with me. I went to my mother and reported to her after that we went to the police station,” she added.

The judge said the confessional statements of the convict were consistent with the evidence given by the victim and her mother before the court.

“The victim’s testimony was consistent and unshaken under cross-examination. The defendant stripped her naked and had unlawful sexual intercourse with her,” Justice Abiola Soladoye

“I hereby find the defendant guilty as charged of the one count of defilement and he is hereby sentenced to life imprisonment,” the judge ruled.

“The defendant should have his name registered in the sexual offence register as maintained by Lagos State,” Soladoye added.

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