Man receive Life Imprisonment for defilement in Lagos

By Wahab Akinlade

A Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court, sitting in Ikeja has sentenced a man Isiaka Adeoye to life imprisonment for defiling a 17-year-old girl inside farm.

Justice Abiola Soladoye, in her judgment, held that the prosecution had proved beyond reasonable doubts the charge of defilement against the convict.

Justice Soladoye said that the testimony of the survivor corroborated the evidence of the investigative police officer and the medical reports.

She said that the testimonies of the prosecution witnesses before the court were coherent and unshakable, adding that there was no substantial contradiction to raise reasonable doubt in prosecuting the defendant.

The judge cautioned the survivor for being insensitive, adding that there was a need for sexual education, moral re-awakening and training of underage children in order to maintain sexual purity in society.

The state prosecution team, Mr Olusola Soneye and Ms Abimbola Abolade, which brought the charge, presented three witnesses during the trial.

They submitted that the defendant committed the offence on Jan. 22, 2020 on Graceland Estate, Idimu, Lagos.

It stated that the offence violated Sections 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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