A sexual offender, Blessing Okon, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Domestic and Sexual Offences Court in Ikeja, Lagos.

Justice Abiola Soladoye found him guilty of the offence of defiling a 14 years old girl for more than five years, and sentenced him accordingly.

The judge said the prosecution succeeded in proving essential ingredients of defilement beyond reasonable doubt and that the survivor was consistent in her statement and oral testimony which she said was corroborated by other evidence before the court.

According to her, “the defendant is lacking in compassion for having sexual activity with a 14 year old girl.

Therefore he should pay for his sexual crime.

The defendant is shameless and has been having sex with the plaintiff since she was 8”, she said adding that the offender is “guilty of Section 137 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Lagos state(ACJL)and is hereby sentenced to life imprisonment without an option of fine.

His name is to be entered into the register of sexual offenders in Lagos State”, the judge said.

Justice Soladoye commended chaplain of the school that reported the incident for having a listening ear to listen to survivor’s worries and complaints and for reporting the matter to the authority without any cover up and urged heads of other schools to do the same.

The offence was committed at the defendant’s residence at Ribadu Road, Ikoyi Lagos. The defendant, according to evidence presented before the court, told the survivor who had begged him for ice cream.

At another occasion, the convict cornered the plaintiff who was on the way to meet her mother in the backyard on the staircase and forcefully had sexual intercourse with her.



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