What is this world turning into? What could make a man even begin to desire his own biological daughter, let alone defiling and impregnating her?
A 42-year-old father, Ekpo Lawrence was sentenced to life imprisonment without an option of fine by an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court, for defiling and impregnating his 15-year-old daughter.
The trial judge, Justice Abiola Soladoye said the prosecution diligently proved the case of defilement that was proffered against Ekpo by the Lagos State Government
Commending the prosecution, the judge said that the evidence adduced by the prosecution has been consistent while that of the defendant has been inconsistent and manifestly unreliable.
Justice Soladoye in the judgment noted that Lawrence’s denial of the allegations is a calculated attempt to mislead the court.
During, the trial four witnesses; the survivor, a medical doctor, a social worker and police officer testified for the prosecution while Lawrence testified solely in his defence.
The survivor who was 17-years-old when she gave her evidence in court said that her father had on numerous occasions defiled her whenever her stepmother travels.
Indeed,the world, as Late Gospel Artiste, Okwara Ezema said, is lost.