An Okada rider, Wale Isaiah, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for defiling a 10-year-old girl.
This is the judgement of the Domestic and Sexual Offences Court in Ikeja, Lagos presided over by Justice Abiola Soladoye.
In her judgement, Justice Soladoye said the prosecution proved the essential ingredients of defilement beyond reasonable doubt and that the victim was consistent in her oral testimony which she said was corroborated by other evidence before the court and found the defendant guilty as charged.
According to the judge the corroborative evidence showed there was penetration of the hymen, excessive laceration, perennial tear of the vagina, and that the injury to the vagina is such as seen in sexual assault.
She added that the defendant is a sexual lunatic who took advantage of the poor victim who was on errand to supply sugar to her mother’s customer.