An Ikeja domestic violence and sexual offenses court on Monday sentenced a housekeeper, Bright Izuchukwu, to two life sentences for raping her employer’s two daughters, ages six and seven.
The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that Mr. Izuchukwu was charged with two counts bordering on rape.
In sentencing, Judge Abiola Soladoye held that the prosecution had established the ingredients of the crime committed against the accused.
“The prosecutor did a good job of establishing the ingredients of the crimes against the defendant through his witnesses.
“The defense evidence is biased, manifestly unreliable, and false, while that of the survivors was consistent, persuasive, and persuasive, as they properly identified the defendant.
“The defendant exhibited crude malice, taking turns raping survivors and taking advantage of the kindness of his employer.
“It has left a trail of emotional trauma on the survivors. He must be locked up for life. The defendant exhibited arrogance and indifference throughout the trial and lied throughout the trial showing that he is a pathological liar.
“The defendant is hereby found guilty as charged and accordingly sentenced to two terms of life in prison to run concurrently,” Soladoye said.
The judge ordered the convict’s name to be entered on the Lagos State sex offender register.
NAN reports that the prosecutor presented six witnesses and two pieces of evidence at trial.
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According to the state prosecution team, Olufunke Adegoke and Abimbola Abolade, the convict committed the crime sometime between 2017 and 2018 in Festac Lagos.
They alleged that the defendants illegally engaged in sexual relations with the two survivors while their parents were not in the house.
The offense contravened Section 137 of the Lagos Penal Laws, 2015 (NAN)