A convict, Ifeanyi Nwankwo has been sentenced to life imprisonment for sexually assaulting the daughter of his boss.
Nwankwo was an apprentice at the shop of the victim’s father until he was apprehended for committing the crime.
According to reports, the convict had repeatedly assaulted the four-year-old, while her parents are away from the house.
He committed the offence at their house in June 2017.
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He was subsequently arrested and arraigned before the court.
The judgment was delivered by Justice R. A. Oshodi of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos State.
The victim had been taken to several hospitals for treatment due to the complications that arose from the repeated molestation by the apprentice.
The charge read in part, “That you, Nwankwo Ifeanyi, about June 20, 2017, at 11, Joy Street, Ojo, did commit sexual assault on a four-year-old girl by putting your fingers into her private parts.”
Two witnesses testified for the prosecution, while the defence also presented two witnesses, including the defendant’s brother, Nwankwo Nnamdi.
The judge said, “The victim’s father deals in electronics, while the defendant is his apprentice who lives in the same house with them.
“The defendant sexually assaulted the victim by dipping his finger into her private parts, as the victim constantly complained of pain and reported to her father that the defendant did it more than once.
“She was taken to three hospitals, after which the defendant was arrested and taken to the Ojo Police Station.”
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