Court sentences man to 21yrs jail term for defiling his daughter

Court sentences man to 21yrs jail term for defiling his daughter

A Lagos Special Offences Court, sitting in Ikeja, has sentenced a 52-year-old man, Akin Isaac, to 21 years imprisonment for defiling and aborting a pregnancy for his 18 years old daughter for 12years.

According to reports, the offender started having intercourse with his daughter when she was six years old.

Following the convict’s April 21 plea bargain application, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo sentenced him to 21 years in jail.

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Justice Taiwo said, “In view of the guilty plea of the defendant to one count of defilement, I hereby find the defendant guilty as charged.”

Following his conviction, the court then asked the defendant whether he had anything to say. The prisoner begged for forgiveness while on his knees in the dock, saying that he needed to care for his elderly mother.

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Meanwhile, a High Court in Malawi has sent a strong warning to would be perpetrators of rape. It handed a 58 years jail term sentence to Thomas Chavula, 41, for defiling three young girls between 2016-2019.

The full charges were three counts of sexual assault of a 11-year-old stepdaughter between 2016 and 2019; defilement of a three-year-old girl in March 2019, who was a daughter to his neighbour; while the third count, Chavula defiled a nine-year-old girl, his tenant’s daughter, in August 2019.

The judge said the sentences will run concurrently, meaning that Chavula will be behind bars for 24 years.

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