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Court sentences man to life jail for sexually assaulting neighbour’s daughter

An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court on Thursday sentenced Nurudeen Nasiru to life imprisonment for introducing porn videos to his neighbour’s 13-year-old daughter and sexually assaulting her in their home in Alapere, Ketu area of the state.

 

Justice Abiola Soladoye in her judgement held that the prosecution had proved beyond reasonable doubt the two-count of defilement and indecent treatment of a child against the convict.

The Judge noted that the convict sexually assaulted the survivor through the anus and also introduced her to pornographic video.

“The defendant was a neighbour who goes to the room of the survivor and open his phone to show her pornographic videos and afterwards will force her to practice what he had shown her on his phone.

“The defendant, in his confessional statement, admitted to have had sexual intercourse with the survivor,” she said.

The judge said the ingredients of the offence of sexual assault by penetration and indecent treatment of a child were thoroughly satisfied under Section 261 and 135 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.

She, thereafter, convicted him of the two count charge.

“On count one of sexual assault by penetration, the defendant is sentenced to life imprisonment.

“On count two of indecent treatment of a child, the defendant is sentenced to seven years imprisonment.

“The sentencing should run concurrently and his name is to be entered in the Sexual Offenders Register maintained by Lagos State Government,” she said.

In the trial, the State Counsel, Mr Olusola Soneye, called three witnesses; a social worker, the survivor and her father while the convict testified as a sole witness.

The confessional statement of the convict was tendered as an exhibit by the prosecution.

According to the prosecutor, the convict committed the offences on Feb. 23, 2021, at about 3.45 p.m. on Aminu Street, Alapere, Ketu Lagos.

 

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