Admin l Wednesday, June 22, 2022
IKEJA, Lagos, Nigeria – A middle aged man, Mr. Ayokunle Bailey will spend the rest of his life behind bars following the decision of a Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court to sentence him to life imprisonment for defiling a 15-year-old girl in an uncompleted building.
Delivering her judgment, Justice Abiola Soladoye said that the prosecution successfully proved the charge of defilement against the convict.
According to her, the convict was brutal, crude and an unkind man who messed up with the survivor’s purity and innocence.
“The defendant is rough and selfish. The survivor gave her testimony truthfully, cogently, positively and brilliantly. She was brave. The story of the defendant is dishonest, full of lies. He is a reckless and ruthless defendant. The defendant is hereby found guilty as charged as prosecution has proved the charge beyond reasonable doubt.
“The defendant, having been found guilty as charged is sentenced to life imprisonment without the option of fine,”
The judge ordered that the convict should have his name entered into the register of sexual offenders of Lagos State. The prosecution presented two witnesses at the trial against the defendant.
According to the state prosecution team, Mr Olusola Soneye and Mrs Olufunke Adegoke, the defendant committed the offence on Dec. 18, 2017 in Alaka, Mushin, Lagos.
The prosecution submitted that the survivor had visited her grandmother and she was playing with other children outside the house when the defendant lured her into an uncompleted building and forcefully had sex with her.
The prosecution added that the defendant was arrested after the survivor walked home with blood dripping from her vagina. “The survivor identified the defendant and told her aunt about the incident which led to the arrest of the defendant”, the prosecution said, adding that the offence contravened Sections 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015