An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court has sentenced a 27-year-old electrician, Olamide Ayodele, to life imprisonment for defiling the 8-year-old daughter of a man that gave him shelter.
Justice Abiola Soladoye held that the prosecution had convincingly proved the charge of defilement against the convict.
According to Justice Soladoye, the court found that the evidence of the respective prosecution witnesses were believable and consistent.
The prosecution submitted that the survivor was sleeping in the afternoon when the convict entered the room, covered her mouth with cloth, defiled her and immediately left the house to watch football in a viewing centre.
According to the prosecutors, the grandma of the survivor entered the room and saw her in a pool of blood and reported the case to the police.
The prosecution called five witnesses during trial while the defendant testified as a sole witness for defence.