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Agency hails judgement sentencing man for defiling 3-year-old girl


LAGOS- The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA) has hailed a court’s judgment which sentenced a 46-year-old man, Kehinde Gabriel, to life imprisonment for defiling a three-year-old girl.

The agency commended the judgment in a statement posted on its verified Twitter handle on Tuesday.

It said that justice had been served, after the court found the defendant guilty of the offence and was consequently sentenced on Monday.

“The court found the defendant guilty of the one-count charge of defilement, as the prosecution had sufficiently established essential ingredients of the offence against him.

“The court stated that the defendant is a person of no truth and he has not shown any sign of remorse at all.

“His name is to be registered in the sexual offenders register as maintained by the Lagos State,” it said.

DSVA reiterated Lagos state’s zero tolerance to GBV, and said that the state would always provide help to survivors.

According to the statement, the agency remains committed to ensuring perpetrators are held accountable for their actions.

“We will not rest until we rid our dear state of this menace and restore the peace and trust of every member of the society especially, those who are deemed weakest,” it said.

The agency called on residents to break the culture of silence by reporting cases of all forms of abuse through the toll free number 08000-333-333

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gabriel committed the offence on Aug. 16, 2017, at Ibeju-Lekki area of the state.

The convict, a neighbour of the victim’s parents, had lured her into his apartment and raped her.

When the mother of the girl found blood in her private parts, she queried her and the girl told her what the convict did to her.

The case was reported which led to the arrest of the defendant, his trial and consequent conviction.(NAN)

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