72 Year Old Man Sentenced To Life Imprisonment for Defiling 12 Year Old Neighbor's Daughter


A Lagos State Sexual Offences & Domestic Violence Court Sentenced, 72 Year Old, David Jackson to Life Imprisonment for Defiling his Neighbour’s 12 Year Old Daughter.

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

Justice Abiola Soladoye passed the ruling after she held that the prosecution had proved the three ingredients of defilement against the convict.

Justice Soladoye, in her judgment, held that the survivor was seven years old at the time of the incident, but she was eight years old when she testified before the court and identified Jackson as a gateman in one of the houses on her street.

The prosecutor submitted that the accused committed the offence on May 16, 2022, at Oyedele Close, Ojodu, Berger in Lagos.

According to the judge: “the facts of the case were that a brother of the survivor sent her on an errand on the day of the incident and when she passed and greeted the defendant, Jackson, he dragged her inside the room and when she shouted, he used his handkerchief to cover her mouth”.

“The testimony of the survivor was clear, consistent and coherent under cross-examination.

“The second prosecution witness was a teacher who identified that the survivor was her student and she testified that one of her classmates had reported to her that the survivor was not feeling well and she was walking funnily.

She said: ” The father of the survivor who testified identified the defendant as a security guard around his neighbourhood and said he was with his wife, who was ill in the hospital when the incident happened.

“The testimonies of the prosecution witnesses were credible, convincing, compelling and the prosecution proved the case of defilement against the defendant.

“The defendant is consequently found guilty as charged for the defilement of a 7-year old child contrary to Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos state 2015 and he is hereby sentenced to life imprisonment.”

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