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Man jailed 15 years for defiling 12-year-old girl in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (The Informant247) – A Nigerian court on Tuesday sentenced a man, Uchenna Izuka to 15 years’ imprisonment for defiling a 12-year-old girl.

Izuka had earlier been charged with defilement.

The State Prosecution team submitted that the defendant committed the offence in January, 2019 in southwestern Lagos state.

They said the offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of Ikeja Special Offences Court, in her judgment, held that the prosecution has succeeded in proving the charge against the convict.

“The survivor testified that the defendant defiled her sometimes in 2018 and 2019.

“The defendant dragged her into his room and had sex with her. On the second occasion, she was bleeding but the defendant used a tissue paper to clean her up.

“Medical examination also showed absence of the hymen.

“She said she was a virgin before the incident and that her father took her to the hospital for a check up when he saw that she walking with difficulty,” Taiwo said.

The judge said that though the defendant denied that he committed the offence, it was in the view of the court that it was an after thought as the defendant admitted to have called the survivor into his room and gave her money.

“In light of the evidence before the court, I hereby find the defendant guilty as charged.

“The defendant is hereby sentenced to 15 years imprisonment without an option of fine,” Taiwo said.


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