32 Year Old Gets Life Imprisonment for Defiling 13 Year old Girl


The Lagos State Sexual Offences & Domestic Violence Court Sentenced, Chukwudi Anyanwu 32-year-old Software Engineer, to Life Imprisonment for Defiling a 13 Year Old Girl.

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

Justice Rahman Oshodi who sentenced the defendant held on house that the prosecution was able to prove the ingredient of defilement of a minor against Anyanwu.

Oshodi said the evidence of the survivor was corroborated by the medical report and that of her guardian.

He said the prosecution submitted that the two police officers, ASP Iyabo Dawodu, and Insp. Rebecca Osola-Jacob, who were listed on the prosecution witness list, gave evidence for defence instead, which showed they were tainted.

Oshodi also held that the alibi and the issue of extortion which the convict relied on did not hold waters.

He said the evidence presented in court against the convict had shown that he took advantage of the vulnerable girl who was living in the same compound as him.

He said the convict exploited his position of familiarity and authority to lure the survivor into his room on Children’s Day, May 27, 2021 and subjected her to the harrowing ordeal of sexual abuse.

“You have shown a troubling lack of integrity and remorse throughout the proceedings and when you were confronted by the victim’s guardian about the heinous act, you initially denied any wrongdoing.

“However, when the young brave survivor repeated the details of your abuse in your presence, you resorted to begging for forgiveness, claiming it was the work of the devil.

“This attempt to evade responsibility and downplay the severity of your action is reprehensible.

He said: “I hope this sentence brings some measures of closure and helps her on the path of healing. “I now sentence you, Chukwudi Anyanwu, to the mandatory life sentence under Section 137 of the Criminal Law (Supra).

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