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Lagos court docket sentences man and buddy to life imprisonment for defiling and impregnating his 14-year-old daughter

Lagos court sentences man, friend to life imprisonment for defiling and impregnating his 14-year-old daughter

A Home Violence and Intercourse Offenses Court docket in Ikeja, Lagos State on Wednesday (November twenty third) sentenced a person, Adewale Ibitoye, to life imprisonment for having intercourse together with his 14-year-old daughter.

Choose Abiola Soladoye additionally sentenced Ibitoye’s buddy Moses Okrukpe to life imprisonment for defiling and impregnating the woman.

Soladoye felt that the prosecution had convincingly proved the defilement cost in opposition to the convicts.

She condemned the barbaric act of the primary defendant for having had a number of sexual relations together with his minor daughter earlier than passing her to his buddy for a pseudo marriage, round a bottle of gin.

“The woman testified that her father had had intercourse along with her on a number of events and that her father gave his hand in marriage to the second convict after visiting their home and giving his father a bottle of gin,” stated the decide.

“She stated the second defendant had intercourse along with her which led to a being pregnant and the primary defendant, in his testimony, confirmed that he had collected a bottle of gin from his buddy as a marriage.

“The woman’s testimony was vigorous and unwavering on cross-examination as the primary prosecution witness, a pastor, testified in court docket that the woman had misplaced the two-month-old child on account of lack of care. and malnutrition.

“The testimony of the third witness for the prosecution, a judicial police officer (IPO), additionally confirmed in court docket that the sufferer was 14 years outdated when she began dwelling with the second defendant as a spouse and that he ‘registered at an area hospital in Ijebu Ode whereas pregnant with the child.”

Soladoye argued that it was proper in court docket {that a} 14-year-old woman can not consent to marriage and convicted the primary defendant of partaking his daughter within the uneducated act.

She referred to as the convicts “beasts in human type” who ought to serve the remainder of their lives behind bars as they shouldn’t be seen amongst sane folks in society.

“The primary convict who had a carnal relationship together with his personal daughter is all the pieces a father should not be. It is taboo and incest.

“He gave his underage daughter in marriage to his buddy for a bottle of gin. It’s extremely irresponsible of him, as a result of accountable fathers are there to provide the very best training to their kids.

“Probably the most pathetic factor is that the survivor was subjected to torture by making her fall pregnant at such an early age.

“This act may be very embarrassing, shameful and animalistic. A father having intercourse together with his daughter and passing her to his buddy at 14 for a bottle of gin is unthinkable.

“The convicts are hereby discovered responsible of the costs in opposition to them and sentenced to life imprisonment,” she stated.

The decide stated the names of the convicts ought to be entered into the Lagos State Intercourse Offender Registry.

NAN reported that the prosecution workforce, Mr. Olusola Soneye and Ms. Abimbola Abolade, offered three witnesses in the course of the trial whereas the defendants testified as the one witnesses within the case.

The prosecution stated the convicts dedicated the offense in 2017 at Agbowa, Lagos in violation of Part 137 of the Lagos State Felony Act, 2015.

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