The Lagos State Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court has sentenced one Kenneth Mba to life imprisonment for defiling a friend’s 12-year-old daughter.


Justice Rahman Oshodi, in his judgement, held that the prosecution proved the charge of defilement against the convict beyond a reasonable doubt.


The judge handed down the verdict after finding Mba guilty of the offence of defilement of a minor.


Oshodi said the convict’s confessional statement that he defiled the survivor in his room three times and gave her N200 each time after sex was corroborated with the survivor’s testimony.


He, however, said his oral evidence to deflate the charge did not hold water, referring to the convict as a pathological liar whose testimony was an afterthought as his testimony lacked credibility.


He said the convict betrayed the trust the survivor’s father had for him, as they had been friends for over 20 years.


The judge held that the evidence of the survivor was unequivocal, straight forward and full of clarity, ordering that the convict’s name be registered in the Lagos State Sexual Offences Register.



February 13, 2024

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