An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court has sentenced a 41-year-old man to life imprisonment for deflowering his wife’s 15-year-old niece in Ogba, Lagos, Nigeria.
“The victim has been living with the suspect and aunty when she was 10 years old and always consider the man as her father,” reports said.
“The suspect threatened to beat her if she told anyone after having sexual intercourse with her,” Justice Rahman Oshodi.
“She did not inform anyone until days later after she was found crying at the back of the classroom,” he added.
“A man like the defendant should be ashamed and punished as the law of Lagos State had zero tolerance for sexual crime,” the justice said.
“I hereby sentence you to life imprisonment and your name be registered in the Sexual Offences Register as maintained by Lagos State,” Oshodi said.
The Director of Public Prosecution, Dr Babajide Martins, appreciated the court for a judgment well delivered.