Lagos court sentences rapists to life imprisonment for defiling 16-year old girl

Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Lagos State High Court has sentenced a 25-year old man to life imprisonment for defiling a 16-year old girl.

 Ediong Udoh, the rapist was on Monday found guilty of defilement and sexual assault by penetration contrary to sections 137 and 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

In arriving at the judgement, Justice Oshodi agreed that the prosecution led by the State Attorney General, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem proved beyond doubt that Udoh, on 23 2016 intentionally lured the 16-year old victim to a house at  No 27, Adekunle Street at Ayobo area of Lagos under the pretext of getting her a job and forcefully had carnal knowledge of the victim, who at the time was a minor, through her vagina and anus.

The court further agreed with the Prosecution that all ingredients of the offences of defilement and sexual assault by penetration  was proved against the convict, Udoh, who by the sentencing of the court, would spend the rest of his life in prison.

The two offences for which he was found guilty attract life imprisonment.

It will be recalled that the Lagos State Government had earlier pledged a zero tolerance to all incidents of domestic and sexual violence, promising to leave nothing to chance in bringing to justice, perpetrators of such offences.

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