NIGERIA – A court in Lagos on Tuesday sentenced 37-year-old Emmanuel Idoko to 20 years imprisonment for sexually assaulting his 12-year-old daughter.

A Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, Ikeja, presided over by Justice Sybil Nwaka was told that Idoko penetrated his daughter’s private part with his finger, saying he wanted to test if she was a virgin or not. Later he said he would also test her with his manhood.

Delivering judgment, Justice Nwaka said the prosecution provided enough evidence to prove its case.

The judge said: “The defendant is found guilty of the charge of sexual assault by penetration contrary to Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015. He is hereby sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.”

Testifying for the prosecution on March 5, 2019, Dr Oyedeji Alagbe, a consultant with the Mirabel Centre (a sexual assault referral), said, “The victim’s ordeal started in 2016, a year before she was referred to the Mirabel Centre. The victim said her father came home saying he heard that she was no longer a virgin and needed to test her to see if it was true.

“He forced her to undress and said he will use his finger to test her; the client was reluctant. He scolded her and eventually did it with his fingers. He also said that he would use his penis to examine her and she refused; he beat her and he subsequently started torturing her in the home because she kept turning down his requests.”

Source: thenationonlineng


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