A 41-year-old vulcaniser, Wasiu Ibrahim has been sentenced to life imprisonment by Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court in Ikeja, Lagos state for defiling his wife’s 15-year-old niece.
According to the Justice, Rahman Oshodi, said prosecution proved the charge of defilement against the convict (Ibrahim).
Oshodi added that the convict tried to deny a statement he made, in which he confessed to having defiled the victim (name withheld).
He said, “Mr Wasiu Ibrahim, for sexual gratification, you violated the survivor after your wife returned home from a burial.
“She had lived with you since she was 10, and called you daddy; yet, it did not deter you.
“You threatened to beat her if she told anyone, after having sexual intercourse with her.
“She did not inform anyone until days later, after she was found crying at the back of a classroom at Estate Primary School, Ogba.
The judge said Ibrahim should be ashamed and punished, noting that the state had zero tolerance for sexual crimes.
“The charge of defilement for which you have been found guilty carries a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment.
“I hereby sentence you to life imprisonment, and your name will be in the Sexual Offences Register as maintained by Lagos State.”