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Man bags 15 years jail term for defiling 12-year-old girl

By Yetunde Ayobami Ojo
21 September 2022   |   3:29 am
Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of a Lagos Special Offences Court, Ikeja, yesterday, sentenced a man, Uchenna Izuka to 15 years imprisonment for defiling a 12-year-old girl.

Lagos Special Sexual Offences Court, Ikeja

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of a Lagos Special Offences Court, Ikeja, yesterday, sentenced a man, Uchenna Izuka to 15 years imprisonment for defiling a 12-year-old girl.

 
The judge sentenced Uchenna after finding him guilty as charged by the state government.
  
Justice Taiwo held that the prosecution succeeded in proving the charge against the convict, noting that the testimony of the survivor is cogent.
  
The judge also upheld the medical examination report, adding that it showed the absence of the hymen.
   
“The survivor testified that the defendant defiled her sometimes in 2018 and 2019. The defendant dragged the survivor into his room and had sex with her. On the second occasion, she was bleeding, but the defendant used tissue paper to clean her up.
 
“She said she was a virgin before the incident and that her father took her to the hospital for a check-up when he saw that she was walking with difficulty.  The defendant denied that he committed the offence.
 
“It was in the view of the court that it was an afterthought as the defendant admitted to having called the survivor into his room and given her money.
   
“In light of the evidence before the court, I hereby find the defendant guilty as charged. The defendant is hereby sentenced to 15 years imprisonment without an option of fine,” the court held.
  
The prosecuting counsel, Mrs Omowumi Bajulaye-Bishi, had told the court that the defendant committed the offence sometime in January 2019, in Ajegunle.
   
His offence was contrary to Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.