Today 3 December, 2022

Father and his friend s3xually assault his 14-year-old Daughter

Father and his friend s3xually assault his 14-year-old Daughter

A man, Adewale Ib­itoye, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by an Ike­ja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court for having sexual intercourse with
his 14-year-old daughter.

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In her ruling on Wednesday, Justice Abiola Soladoye of the court also sentenced Ib­itoye’s friend, Moses Okrukpe to life imprisonment for defiling and impregnating the survivor at the age of 14.

Soladoye held that the prose­cution had convincingly proved the charge of defilement against the convicts.

She condemned the barbar­ic act of the first defendant for having sex with her underage daughter several times before passing her to her friend for a pseudo marriage, over a bottle of gin.

The judge said, “The survivor, testified that her father had sexu­al intercourse with her on sever­al occasions and that her father gave her hand in marriage to the second convict after he visited their house and gifted her father, a bottle of gin.

“She said that the second de­fendant had sexual intercourse with her which led to pregnancy and the first defendant in his tes­timony, confirmed that he collect­ed a bottle of gin from his friend as wedding rights.

“The testimony of the sur­vivor was vivid and unshaken during cross-examination as the first prosecution witness, a pas­tor, testified before the court that the survivor lost the two months old baby due to lack of care and malnutrition.
“The testimony of the third prosecution witness, a police investigative officer (IPO) also confirmed to the court that the survivor was 14 years when she started living with the second de­fendant as his wife and that he registered her in a local hospital in Ijebu Ode while she was preg­nant with the baby.”

Soladoye maintained that it was right before the court that a 14-year-old girl cannot give consent in a marriage and con­demned the first defendant for engaging her daughter in the uncultured act.

She referred to the convicts as “beast in human form” who should serve the remaining of their lives behind bars as they should not be seen among the sane in the society.

“The first convict who had a canal knowledge of her own daughter is everything a father should not be. This is taboo and incest.

“He gave his underagedaugh­ter out in marriage to his friend for a bottle of gin. This is highly irresponsible of him as respon­sible fathers are out there giving the best of education to their children.

“The most pathetic is that the survivor was made to go through torture by making her go through pregnancy at such early age.

“This act is very embarrass­ing, shameful and animalistic. A father having sexual intercourse with her daughter and passing her to his friend at age 14 over a bottle of gin is unthinkable.


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