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Sexual Offences Court Sentence Paedophile To Life Imprisonment

A Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court in Ikeja, Lagos, has sentenced a “sexual monster” Sunday Oyedele to life imprisonment for defiling three-year-old neighbour (name withheld).

The presiding judge, Justice Abiola Soladoye said that the prosecution had proven the charge of defilement beyond reasonable doubt.

“The defilement saga is unfortunate, the defendant is a sexual monster, a paedophile who should be locked away.

“The charge against the defendant has been proven beyond reasonable doubt.

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“The defendant having been found guilty is sentenced to life imprisonment with no option of fine.

“He is also to have his name registered in the Sex Offenders Register as maintained by the Lagos State Government,” the judge said.

According to the prosecution, the convict committed the offence in November 2017.

The convict who was arraigned on April 29, 2019, allegedly had unlawful sexual intercourse with the toddler at Itamaga area of Ikorodu, Lagos.

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During the trial four witnesses including Dr Oyedeji Alagbe, a medical doctor from the Mirabel Centre (a Sexual Assault Referral Center) testified for the prosecution.

Dr. Alagbe in his evidence said that medical examinations revealed that the minor was defiled both anally and vaginally.

The convict testified solely in his defence. His defence counsel was Mr Kelechi Obi.

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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