Justice S. Nwaka of the Lagos State Special Offences Court has sentenced one Okechukwu Onyeakazi to 50 years’ imprisonment for defiling an eight-year-old girl.
Onyeakazi was arraigned on one count of defilement contrary to the Criminal Justice Law of Lagos State.
He pleaded guilty to the charge.
The prosecuting counsel, Adebayo Haroun, had told the court that the convict committed the offence in 2017 in the Shogunle area of the state.
According to Haroun, the convict defiled the minor by inserting his fingers and manhood in her private parts on different occasions.
Following his plea, Haroun urged the court to sentence Onyeakazi accordingly, having found him guilty of the charge against him.
Delivering her judgment, Justice Nwaka held that the evidence and the two witnesses presented before the court by the prosecution were tenable and found the convict guilty.
She subsequently sentenced him to 50 years’ imprisonment.