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Father sentenced to life imprisonment for severally defiling his two underage Daughters, says “I am sorry”

Father sentenced to life imprisonment for severally defiling his two underage Daughters, says “I am sorry”

A man identified as Eze Chukwuma has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the sexual offences and domestic violence court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State for defiling his two daughters.

This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by the Lagos State Domestic & Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA), which stated that Chukwuma was prosecuted on a two-count charge bordering on defilement.

As reported by The Cable, Chukwuma committed the offences between 2008 and 2017 at Agbeke street by Iyana-Era Bus Stop, Ijanikin, Lagos.

Olufunke Adegoke, the lead prosecutor, said Chukwuma began defiling his two daughters shortly after his wife’s death.


Abiola Soladoye, trial judge, ruled that the prosecution sufficiently proved the charge of sexual assault against the convict.

Soladoye said the testimonies of the prosecution witnesses were corroborated as valid evidence alongside the admission of the convict during cross-examination.

“The defendant’s incestuous relationship with his two daughters, following the death of his wife in 2008, is senseless,” the judge said.

“The survivors informed the court that their biological father had subjected them to this abuse after their mother’s demise during childbirth.

“The oldest was nine years at the time. The children were taken to their village, and even after telling their kinsmen about their father’s acts, nothing was done.

“They returned to Lagos, and the second child eventually reported the incident to the school after her older sister ran away from home as she could no longer endure the assault.

“The defendant admitted the act and stated that he was sorry. This is also in his statement, which was admitted and marked Exhibit A.

“He is a dirty father who should be locked up for life as his conduct is disgraceful.

“The defendant is found guilty as charged, and he is hereby sentenced to life imprisonment on each of the two counts in the charge.”

The court added that Chukwuma’s name will be added to the Lagos state’s sexual offenders register.

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