A 37-year-old man has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for sexually assaulting his 12-year-old daughter.
A Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court in Ikeja, Lagos State, has sentenced 37-year-old man, Emmanuel Idoko, to 20 years imprisonment for sexually assaulting his 12-year-old daughter.
Idoko was alleged to have penetrated his daughter’s private part with his finger, saying he wanted to test if she was a virgin or not. Later he said he would also test her with his manhood.
Testifying for the prosecution on March 5, 2019, Dr Oyedeji Alagbe, a consultant with the Mirabel Centre (a sexual assault referral), had said:
“The victim’s ordeal started in 2016, a year before she was referred to the Mirabel Centre. The victim said her father came home saying he heard that she was no longer a virgin and needed to test her to see if it was true.
“He forced her to undress and said he will use his finger to test her; the client was reluctant. He scolded her and eventually did it with his fingers. He also said that he would use his penis to examine her and she refused; he beat her and he subsequently started torturing her in the home because she kept turning down his requests.”
Delivering judgement on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, the presiding judge, Justice Sybil Nwaka said the prosecution provided enough evidence to prove its case, hence, sentenced the convict to 20 years in prison.
“The defendant is found guilty of the charge of sexual assault by penetration contrary to Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015. He is hereby sentenced to 20 years imprisonment,” the judge said.