An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court in Lagos has sentenced a 51-year-old man to life imprisonment for defiling his colleague’s nine-year-old daughter, Nigeria.
“The need for proper and good parentage cannot be undermined at this age and time where defilement and rape are the order of the day,” according to Justice Abiola Soladoye.
The judge berated the victim’s mother for being negligent in her care and allowing her child to be taken away by her male colleague, without supervision.
“Parents should be alive to their responsibilities,” Justice Soladoye said.
“The testimonies of the prosecution witnesses, the victim and a medical doctor showed that the convict committed the offense,” he said.
The convict was sentenced after he was found guilty of the offense of defilement by Justice Abiola Soladoye.