Man jailed 15 years for defiling minor in Lagos
An Ikeja Special Offences Court on Tuesday sentenced Uchenna Izuka to 15 years in prison for defiling a 12-year-old girl.
Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo held that the prosecution succeeded in proving the charge against Uzuka.
The judge recalled that the survivor testified how the defendant defiled her sometime in 2018 and 2019.
The court was informed that the convict dragged the victim into his room and had sex with her.
On another occasion, she was bleeding but the defendant used tissue paper to clean her up.
“She said she was a virgin before and that her father took her to the hospital for a check up when he saw her walking with difficulty.
“Medical examination also showed absence of the hymen”, NAN quoted Taiwo saying.
The judge said though the defendant denied committing the offence, he later admitted to have called the survivor into his room and gave her money.
Justice Taiwo, relying on the evidence before the court, ruled that the defendant was guilty as charged.
“The defendant is hereby sentenced to 15 years imprisonment without an option of fine”, he declared.
The prosecutors, Olakunle Ligali and Omowumi Bajulaye-Bishi, said that the defendant committed the offence in January 2019 in Ajegunle.
The act contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
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