Justice Abiola Soladoye of an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court on Tuesday, sentenced one Sunday Oyedele whom she described as a “sexual monster” to life imprisonment for defiling a three-year-old neighbour (name withheld).
Justice Soladoye convicted Oyedele of the one-count charge of defilement after agreeing with the prosecution that it had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt.
“The defilement saga is unfortunate, the defendant is a sexual monster, a paedophile who should be locked away.
“The charge against the defendant has been proven beyond reasonable doubt.
“The defendant having been found guilty is sentenced to life imprisonment with no option of fine.
“He is also to have his name registered in the Sex Offenders Register as maintained by the Lagos State Government,” Justice Soladoye said.
According to the prosecution, the defendant committed the offence in November 2017.
The convict who was arraigned on April 29, 2019, had unlawful sexual intercourse with the toddler at Itamaga area of Ikorodu, Lagos.
During the trial, four witnesses including Dr Oyedeji Alagbe, a medical doctor from the Mirabel Centre (a Sexual Assault Referral Center) testified for the prosecution.
The convict, Oyedele testified solely in his defence.