NigeriaCleric, Other Bag Life Imprisonment For Defiling 13-yearl-old Girl

Cleric, Other Bag Life Imprisonment For Defiling 13-yearl-old Girl

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A Sexual Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos has sentenced a cobbler, Alex Michael and a self-acclaimed Alfa, Yakubu Isia­ka to life imprisonment.

Cleric, Other Bag Life Imprisonment For Defiling 13-yearl-old Girl

Presiding judge, Justice Rahman Oshodi sentenced the defendants after they were found guilty of the charge in the suit delineated No: ID/12196C/2020 brought against them by the state government.

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The defendants were alleged to have had sexual intercourse with a thirteen-year-old girl and were arraigned on a two-count charge.

They were first arraigned be­fore Justice Sybil Nwaka before she was elevated to the Appeal Court. And the duo pleaded not guilty to the two counts.

The defendants were re-ar­raigned before Justice Oshodi on August 3, 2021, on the allegation to have had sexual intercourse with the underage girl (13 years old) three times between the months of October and November 2019 at Fatai Olukoga Street, Igbo Olowu Estate in Ikorodu.

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Michael was alleged to have had canal knowledge of the girl three times while Alfa, Isiaka was said to have had unlawful sexual intercourse with her two times.

The offence, of defilement, is contrary to the provision of Section 137 of the Criminal Law Cap C. 17, Vol. 3 Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against them.

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