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Father sentenced to triple life imprisonment for raping daughters

The Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court, Lagos sentenced a father, Michake Ogbar, to triple life imprisonment for defiling and raping his three daughters of age 10, 20, and 24 years.

Justice Abiola Soladoye held that the prosecution proved all charges against the defendant beyond all reasonable doubt.

Ogbar is facing three counts bordering on defilement and rape, offences which violate Sections 137 and 258(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

He pleaded not guilty to all charges against him.

The Lagos state government, who brought the charges against the defendant, presented six witnesses during the trial.

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While delivering judgement on Thursday, Justice Soladoye held that the father of the three daughters is found guilty as charged, as the burden of proof has been discharged.

The judge said it was disheartening that the man defiled and raped his daughters for years in the absence of his wife.

Justice Soladoye said, “This is a very sad case and disgrace to parenthood.

“The defendant ravished his own daughters in turns, committing incest, it is rather shameful and most perverted.

“The defendant is hereby found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment on count one.

“On count two, he is sentenced to life imprisonment and on count three, he is also sentenced to life imprisonment.

“The sentence should run concurrently, and the convict should have his name written in the Lagos State Sexual Offenders Register.”

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