Court Sentences Man To Life Imprisonment For Defiling 4-Year-Old Girl In Church

Court Sentences Man To Life Imprisonment For Defiling 4-Year-Old Girl In Church
  • PublishedOctober 3, 2023

A man, Ifeanyi Ndieze has been sentenced to life imprisonment by an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic violence Court for sexually assaulting a four-year-old in a church.

Justice Abiola Soladoye, on Tuesday said the prosecution sufficiently proved the charge of sexual assault by penetration against Ndieze in line with Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The judge also said that the child identified the defendant as the man who carried her during a church programme and sexually assaulted her by inserting his finger into her private parts.

She held, “The child was taken home, and while the mother bathed her, she was bleeding uncontrollably. At the hospital, doctors said that the matter should be reported to the police.

“The child, at the police station, was bleeding still, while her underwear, soaked with blood, was removed and taken as an exhibit. The child, when taken to the hospital, was in severe pain and found to have been forcibly penetrated.”

She described the convict as a disgraceful spectacle.

“The defendant is a pathological liar as he tried to deny the offence. This is an unforgivable behaviour. The defendant is hereby found guilty of sexually assaulting the four-year-old child, and he is hereby sentenced to life imprisonment.”

The judge while advising parents to take proper care of their children also said that the convict’s name should be in the Lagos State Sexual Offences Register

“The mother of the child should not have left her with her elder brother, a six-year-old boy.”

According to the Lagos State Government, which prosecuted the case, the convict committed the offence on October 29, 2020, on Salau Street Lagos.

  • Kazeem Badmus

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