A 50-year old man identified as Nosa Edebiri has been sentenced to nine years imprisonment for defiling an 11-year old girl.
He was sent to jail by an Oredo Magistrates Court presided over by Mrs. Caroliine Oghuma after he pleaded guilty to the one-count charge preferred against him.
Police Prosecutor Sergeant, Kehinde Adebiyi, informed the court that the offence was committed on June 2 at Saint Saviour road in Oredo local government.
Adegbiyi said the convict bought fish worth N250 from the victim where she assisted her mother to sell.
He stated that the convict asked the minor to follow him home to collect the money for the fish but when the minor got to his room, he locked her up and forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of her.
He noted that Nosa threatened to kill her and her parents if she disclosed what transpired between them.
“Unfortunately, the minor’s parent observed that she was not comfortable as she was feeling pains in her abdomen, it was then she told her parents what happened to her.
“Immediately, the minor parent came to the police station to report, she was examined and test was carried out same at Central hospital where it was confirmed that the minor lost her virginity.
Delivering judgment, the Magistrate said, “You do not deserve any mercy even though it is the first time you are appearing in court.
“I consider the offence condemnable since you took advantage of the vulnerable minor.
“I hereby sentence you to nine years imprisonment without option of fine, to serve as deterrent to others,” Oghuma said.
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