Man sentenced to 21 years in prison for raping and impregnating his 18-year-old daughter in Lagos

Man sentenced to 21 years imprisonment for raping and impregnating his 18-year-old daughter in Lagos

A special offenses court in Ikeja sentenced a 52-year-old man, Akin Isaac, to 21 years in prison for desecrating and impregnating his 18-year-old daughter.

Judge Oluwatoyin Taiwo sentenced the convict on Thursday, September 15, 2022, following his plea bargain request dated April 21.

“In view of the defendant’s guilty plea to one count of defilement, I hereby find the defendant guilty of the charges,” Ms Taiwo said.

The judge then asked the accused if he had anything to say following his conviction.

NAN reports that the convict knelt in the dock and begged for mercy, saying he had to take care of an elderly mother.

Ms Taiwo later sentenced him to 21 years in prison and added that the sentence is expected to take effect from June 2020 upon his arrest.

Earlier, the judge asked state attorney Omowumi Bajulaye-Bishi if the 21-year-old’s plea deal was good enough for the convict, due to the survivor’s upset while she testified.

“I clearly remember the survivor. She was crying right here in the club. Abortion, pregnancy, drugs, beatings and all kinds of inhumane treatment from her father? Do you think 21 is good enough for him? ” asked the judge.

Ms. Bajulaye-Bishi, in her reminder of the facts dated July 6, had informed the court that the convicted person had requested and concluded to modify his plea, following which the denunciation against him was amended to an offense of defilement.

The offense was committed between 2014 and 2020 in Akinlagbe Street, Alapere Lagos.

He violated Section 137 of the Lagos State Criminal Laws, 2015.

Man sentenced to 21 years in prison for raping and impregnating his 18-year-old daughter in Lagos

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