Court Sentences Man To life Imprisonment For Defiling Two Daughters


The Lagos State Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court sitting in Ikeja has sentenced a 59-year-old artisan, Eze Chukwuma, to life imprisonment for defiling his two daughters for nine years.

Justice Abiola Soladoye held that the prosecution sufficiently proved the two-count charge bordering on defilement against Chukwuma.

The prosecution, Lagos State counsel, Mrs Olufunke Adegoke, had presented five witnesses during the trial while the convict testified as the sole witness in his defence.

Adegoke told the court that the convict committed the offences between 2008 and 2017 at No. 2 Agbeke Street by Iyana-Era Bus Stop, Ijanikin, Lagos.

In her judgment, Justice Soladoye held that the court found it very crucial that the testimonies of the prosecution witnesses which were corroborated as valid evidence was tendered and documented alongside the admission of the convict during cross examination, that he had carnal knowledge of his two daughters.

The judge said, “The defendant’s

“The defendant is found guilty as charged and he is hereby sentenced to life imprisonment on each of the two counts in the charge,” she said.

His name will registered in the Sexual Offenders Register as maintained by Lagos State. 

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