Pedophile Sentence to Life Imprisonment over Defilement in Church

An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, has sentenced a man, Ifeanyi Ndieze, to life imprisonment for sexually assaulting a four-year-old in church.

Justice Abiola Soladoye held that the prosecution sufficiently proved the charge of sexual assault by penetration against Ndieze in line with Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The judge said that the child identified the defendant as the man who carried her during a church program and sexually assaulted her by inserting his finger into her vagina.

“The child was taken home, and while the mother bathed her, she was bleeding uncontrollably. At the hospital, doctors said that the matter should be reported to the police.

“The child, at the police station, was bleeding still, while her underwear, soaked with blood, was removed and taken as an exhibit.

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“The child, when taken to the hospital, was in severe pain and found to have been forcibly penetrated,” the judge held.

She said that the convict was a disgraceful spectacle.

“The defendant is a pathological liar as he tried to deny the offence.

“This is an unforgivable behavior.

“The defendant is hereby found guilty of sexually assaulting the four-year-old child, and he is hereby sentenced to life imprisonment,” Soladoye held.

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She also said that the convict’s name should be in the Lagos State Sexual Offences Register.

The judge advised parents to take proper care of their children.

“The mother of the child should not have left her with her elder brother, a six-year-old boy,” Soladoye held.

Lagos State counsel, Mrs Olufunke Adegoke, presented four witnesses against the convict and tendered four exhibits.

The convict testified in his defence along with three others – his sister, nephew and niece.

According to the Lagos State Government, which prosecuted the case, the convict committed the offence on Oct. 29, 2020, at No. 18, Salau St., Surulere, Lagos State.








Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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