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Man bags life in prison for raping 12 -year-old girl

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The Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court in Lagos State on Thursday has sentenced 26-year-old electrician, Sunday George, to life imprisonment by Justice Abiola Soladove for defiling his neighbour’s 12-year-old daughter.

Justice Soladoye held that the prosecution sufficiently proved the charge of defilement against the convict whose testimony she said was an afterthought and lacked credibility.”

“Identifications in criminal cases are very germane. The survivor, in this case, identified the man in the dock as their neighbor who defiled her severally in the bathroom and his room.

“The defendant denied rubbing the survivor’s breast and watching movies with her on his phone in his room, this is an attempt to lie his way out but he failed.

“The defendant is an irresponsible adult and a shameless paedophile, whose denial of having any sexual relations with the survivor is an afterthought,” she said.

Justice Soladoye therefore found Sunday George guilty and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

Writing by Fany Olumoye; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu