The Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court on Tuesday, January 25 sentenced a man identified simply as Sunday Oyedele to life imprisonment for defiling a three-year-old daughter (name withheld) of his neighbour.
The court convicted Oyedele of a one-count charge of defilement brought against him by the Lagos state government.
The prosecution team comprised of Olusola Soneye, Mrs Arinola Momoh-Ayokanbi and Mrs Olufunke Adegoke to the court seating that Oyedele who was arraigned on April 29, 2019, committed the offence in November 2017 at Itamaga area of Ikorodu Lagos.
The witnesses who testified include Dr Oyedeji Alagbe, a medical doctor from the Mirabel Centre (a Sexual Assault Referral Centre).
According to Dr Alagbe, the minor was defiled both anally and vaginally.
Oyedele, who was led in defence by his counsel, Kelechi Obi, testified solely in his defence.
Ruling on the case, Justice Abiola Soladoye who described the convict as a “sexual monster”, held that the prosecution had proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt.
The judge said: “The defilement saga is unfortunate; the defendant is a sexual monster, a paedophile that should be locked away.”
Soladoye then handed him a life imprisonment sentence without an option of a fine. His name is also to be added to the sex offenders’ register maintained by the Lagos state government.
source: My Nigeria