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Housekeeper bags life imprisonment for defiling boss’ children

By Yetunde Ayobami Ojo
06 July 2022   |   3:52 am
Justice Abiola Soladoye of Domestic Violence and Sexual Offence Court, Ikeja, yesterday, sentenced a housekeeper, Bright Izuchukwu, to life imprisonment for defiling two daughters of his employer.

Justice Abiola Soladoye of Domestic Violence and Sexual Offence Court, Ikeja, yesterday, sentenced a housekeeper, Bright Izuchukwu, to life imprisonment for defiling two daughters of his employer.

The victims are six and seven years respectively. The judge sentenced the convict after he was found guilty of two-count charge of defilement brought against him by Lagos State government. His offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos, 2015.

In her judgment, Justice Soladoye said the prosecution had established the ingredients of the offence against the defendant.

According to her, the prosecutor did a good job, by establishing the ingredients of the offences against the defendant through its witnesses.

The judge also held that the evidence of the defendant during trial is self-serving, manifestly unreliable and untruthful.

She further held that evidence gave by the survivors were consistent, cogent and convincing as they properly identify the defendant.

“The defendant exhibited raw wickedness, taking turn to ravish the survivors and taking advantage of his employer’s kindness. He has left a trace of emotional trauma on the survivors. He must be locked away for life.

“The defendant exhibited arrogance and nonchalance throughout the trial and lied his way through the trial showing that he is a pathological liar.

“The defendant is hereby found guilty as charged and consequently sentenced to two terms of ‘Life Imprisonment’ which are to run concurrently,” the court held.

Justice Soladoye also ordered that the convict’s name should be entered into the register of sexual offenders of Lagos State.

During trial, the prosecuting team, Mrs. Olufunke Adegoke and Ms. Abimbola Abolade, called six witnesses, including the survivors and tendered exhibits against the defendant.