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Court jails man for defiling minor

A 22 year-old motorcycle rider, Isaiah Wale, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for sexually defiling a 10-year-old girl.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court reached the verdict, after the prosecution proved beyond doubt that the convict committed the heinous crime.

Presiding Judge, Justice Abiola Soladoye, described Mr. Wale as a ‘sexual lunatic’, after she warned parents against sending their school-worthy children to hawk in the streets of Lagos that are laden with sexual predators.

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Wale defiled the minor on September 7, 2021, in Magbon area of Badagry, Lagos; an act which contravenes Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

“This defendant, Wale Isaiah, is a sexual lunatic, who took undue advantage of the poor victim who was hawking wares for her mother, The Trumpet gathered.

“He pretended to be a prospective customer but rather tied her up, blocked her mouth and defiled her mercilessly. Luck, however, ran out on him when he was apprehended by persons who saw him fleeing after assaulting the victim.

“The defendant dragged and assaulted the victim when her mother sent her on an errand. He dragged her to an uncompleted building, giving her blows and tied her hands with her wrapper and sexually assaulted her.

“The defendant is found guilty as charged and thereby sentenced to life imprisonment, which is the statutory sentence.

“He should have his name entered in the Sex Offenders Register of the Lagos State Government,” she said.

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