A man, Eze Chukwuma, has been sent to jail for life by the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court for defiling his two daughters.
This was made known on Wednesday by the Lagos State Domestic & Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA).
In a statement posted on X, DSVA said the 59-year-old artisan was prosecuted on a two-count charge bordering on defilement.
It was gathered that the father committed the crime between 2008 and 2017 at Agbeke Street by Iyana-Era Bus Stop, Ijanikin, Lagos.
The man was said to have started committing the crime shortly after he lost his wife, Olufunke Adegoke, the lead prosecutor stated.
The Trial judge, Abiola Soladoye ruled that the prosecution sufficiently proved the charge of sexual assault against the convict.
“The testimonies of the prosecution witnesses were corroborated as valid evidence alongside the admission of the convict during cross-examination.
“The defendant’s incestuous relationship with his two daughters in 2008 following his wife’s death, is senseless.
“The oldest at the time was nine years.
“The defendant admitted the act and stated that he was sorry. This is also in his statement, which was admitted and marked Exhibit A.
“The defendant is found guilty and he is hereby sentenced to life imprisonment on each of the two counts in the charge.”
DSVA added that Chukwuma’s name will be added to the Lagos state’s sexual offenders’ register.
Similarly, an Ikorodu Chief Magistrates’ Court Lagos State, on Wednesday, ordered that a 54-year-old unemployed man, Richard Asuka, be remanded for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old girl.
The defendant, whose address was not provided, is charged with defilement.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A.B. Olagbegi-Adelabu, who did not take the plea of Asuka, ordered that the case file be sent to the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
Olagbegi-Adelabu adjourned the case until October 19 for mention.
Earlier, the Police prosecutor, DSP Gbemileke Agoi, told the court that Azuka committed the offence from July 18 to September 11 at No 5, Olanrewaju Anifowoshe Street in Ikorodu.
Agoi said the offence contravenes the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.