LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – The Lagos Sexual Offences & Domestic Violence Court in Ikeja has sentenced Kehinde Gabriel to life imprisonment for raping a 3-year-old girl.
The court found him guilty of the one-count charge of defilement after the prosecution established the essential ingredients of the offence.
Justice Ramon A. Oshodi stated that the defendant in case ID/8392C/2018 is a person of no truth who has no remorse for what he did.
The judge said the act, which violated Section 137 of the Criminal Law 2015, was unjustifiable and handed Gabriel the maximum punishment.
The name of the convict will be registered in the Sexual Offenders Register maintained by the Lagos State Government.
Domestic & Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA), in response to the ruling, emphasized the state’s zero-tolerance policy for offenses of this nature.
“There is help for survivors even as we remain committed to ensuring perpetrators are held accountable for their actions,” it said earlier today.
The agency further urged citizens to continuously break the culture of silence and report any case of domestic or sexual violence via its toll-free line.