Man Jailed 6 Years For Defiling 16-yr-old Girl

Man Jailed 6 Years For Defiling 16-yr-old Girl

Man Jailed 6 Years For Defiling 16-yr-old Girl

AN Ikpoba-Okha Magistrate’s Court sitting in Benin, Edo State, Wednesday, sentenced a 26-year-old man to six years imprisonment for defiling a 16-year-old girl.

The convict, Osarodion Omorogbe, was said to have forced the girl to drink a bottle of stout  to enable him have unlawful carnal knowledge of her.

In his judgment, the presiding magistrate, Igho Braimoh, said the prosecution had proved beyond all reasonable doubt that the accused committed the crime as “he had nothing to say throughout the duration of his trial.”

He expressed hoped that the sentence will serve as deterrent to others.

Commenting on the verdict, counsel to the convict, Mr Dele Igbinedion expressed reservation on the jail term handed to his client, insisting that “though  we have respect for the bench, I think  there should be an option of fine… We will appeal the judgment.

In a related development, a 60-year-old man has been remanded in prison custody over allege defilement of his 11-year-old daughter.

The accused, Mr. Victor Edoruyi was remanded alongside his friend; an herbalist, Mr. Sheggy Panamer.

The prosecutor told the court that the duo had in September 2012 conspired   to sexually assault the minor and thereby committing an offence punishable under the criminal code.

Testifying against the accused in court, police doctor said there was medical evidence that the offence was committed with serious health implication on the victim.

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An Ikpoba-Okha Magistrate’s Court sitting in Benin, Edo State, Wednesday, sentenced a 26-year-old man to six years imprisonment for defiling a 16-year-old girl.

The convict, Osarodion Omorogbe, was said to have forced the girl to drink a bottle of stout  to enable him have unlawful carnal knowledge of her.

In his judgment, the presiding magistrate, Igho Braimoh, said the prosecution had proved beyond all reasonable doubt that the accused committed the crime as “he had nothing to say throughout the duration of his trial.”

He expressed hoped that the sentence will serve as deterrent to others.

Commenting on the verdict, counsel to the convict, Mr Dele Igbinedion expressed reservation on the jail term handed to his client, insisting that “though  we have respect for the bench, I think  there should be an option of fine… We will appeal the judgment.

In a related development, a 60-year-old man has been remanded in prison custody over allege defilement of his 11-year-old daughter.

The accused, Mr. Victor Edoruyi was remanded alongside his friend; an herbalist, Mr. Sheggy Panamer.

The prosecutor told the court that the duo had in September 2012 conspired   to sexually assault the minor and thereby committing an offence punishable under the criminal code.

Testifying against the accused in court, police doctor said there was medical evidence that the offence was committed with serious health implication on the victim.

 

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