A Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, has sentenced a housekeeper, Bright Izuchukwu to two terms of life imprisonment for defiling the two daughters of his employer, ages six and seven.
The State Department of Public Prosecution, charged the convict, Izuchukwu two counts bordering on defilement.
Delivering judgment, Justice Abiola Soladoye, held that the prosecution had established the ingredients of the offence against the defendant.
The judge pointed out that the evidence of the defence is self-serving, manifestly unreliable and untruthful while that of the survivors was consistent, cogent and convincing as they properly identify the defendant.
“The defendant exhibited raw wickedness, taking turns to ravish the survivors and taking advantage of his employer’s kindness.
“He has left a trace of emotional trauma on the survivors. He must be locked away for life. The defendant exhibited arrogance and nonchalance throughout the trial and lied his way through the trial showing that he is a pathological liar.
The judge ordered that the convict should have his name entered into the register of sexual offenders of Lagos state.
The prosecutor presented six witnesses and two exhibits at the trial against the defendant.
According to the state prosecution team, Mrs Olufunke Adegoke, the convict committed the offence sometime between 2017 and 2018 in Festac Lagos.
They submitted that the defendants unlawfully had sexual intercourse with the two survivors while their parents were not in the house.
The offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos, 2015.