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You Are A Shameless Sexual pervert , Court Tells Painter Who Defiles Neighbour’s Daughter

Justice Abiola Soladoye of an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court on Wednesday sentenced a painter, Azeez Salau to life imprisonment for defiling his neighbour’s 9-year-old daughter, (name withheld).

While delivering  the judgement, Justice Soladoye, held that the prosecution had sufficiently proved the three ingredients of defilement against Salau.

Justice Soladoye said that the convict was a  shameless and sexual pervert who entered the room of his neighbour while she had gone to work at night and had sex with her daughter.

According to her, the survivor recognized the convict as “Daddy kalid”  who had sex with her three times in her mother’s room while mother was at work.

She said that the testimony of the survivor was clear, consistent and coherent under rigorous cross-examination, as her evidence was corroborated with the medical report.

The judge held that: “The first prosecution witness, Mrs A, a 10-year-old child  testified before this court that she lives with her mother and identified the defendant in the dock as their neighbour, known as ‘daddy kalid’.

“She said that the  defendant would come to her room and have sexual intercourse with her that no one was usually home when it happens.

“In her words she said ‘I am always on the bed and he is also on the bed with me, he touches my body with his hands and uses his penis to have sex with me through my vagina’.

“Dr. Alagbe Oyedeji of Mirabel Medical Centre, said that the medical report showed multiple healed laceration as there was blunt forceful penetration of the vagina.”

Soladoye also held that mother of the survivor who testified said that  she was a night worker  and that the  survivor and her brother were made to sleep alone in the house.

“The mother of the children said one of her neighbour, mummy Darasimi informed her of the incident.

“The defendant, in his defence, said that he had issue with the mother of the girl but his story did not add up as he tries to distance himself  from the commission of the crime but his testimony does not hold waters.

“The victim in this  case,  gave a vivid, thorough evidence which were corroborated with  the medical report,” she said.

The judge thereafter convicted him of the charge and consequently sentenced him to life imprisonment.

According to her, his name should be registered in the Lagos State Sexual Offences Register.

She said: “The defendant is a neighbour to the  victim and in this  case, he ought not to have done what he did to the child.

“This should serve  as a strong warning  to the perpetrators  of this act that the day of reconning  is near.

“Parents  are once  again  advised  that  the need for  mentorship and monitoring  of their children is not negotiable.

“Consequently, the defendant is hereby found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment.”

The state prosecutors, Mr Olusola Soneye and Ms Abimbola Abolade called  three witnesses while the convict testified as a sole.

The prosecution submitted that the convict committed the offence sometimes in January 2020 on Oshiboyede Street, Selewu, Igbogbo, Ikorodu Lagos.

According to them, the offence contravenes Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

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