A Lagos High Court in Igbosere yesterday sentenced a 28-year-old man, Kingsley Inyang, to life imprisonment for defiling a 12-year-old girl. The girl, a Junior Secondary School (JSS) two student, was said to be Inyang’s church member.
During Inyang’s trial, the girl told the court that the first time he defiled her was on a Sunday evening after a fellowship service, following which he threatened to assault her if she told anyone.
The victim added that three days later, as she and her younger brother passed his house on their way home from Bible study, he beckoned on her again. She said: “He sent my brother outside and forced me to make love to him and said that I should not let anybody know, otherwise he was going to beat me.”
After listening to the victim and examining the evidence brought before it, the court found the suspect guilty of defiling the girl, an offence contrary to the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, and he was sentenced to life imprisonment.