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Rape: Court jai Rape: Court jails teenager for one year

An Oredo Magistrates’ Court in Benin, on Wednesday, jailed a teenager, Taofeek Ibrahim, to one year imprisonment for unlawful attempt to have carnal knowledge of a five-year-old girl, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Ibrahim, 14, was tried on a one-count charge of unlawful carnal knowledge.

The Magistrate, Mrs J.O Ejale, however, gave the convict an option of N20,000 as fine.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Thomas Ojo, told the court that the convict committed the crime on July 14, 2015, at No.37, at Iwehen Street, Benin.

Ojo said the offence contravened Section 218 of the criminal code.

Man pleads guilty to sexual abuse of 2-year-old daughter

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on Wednesday, remanded at the Kirikiri Prisons, Apapa, one Idris Abu, who confessed to sexually abusing his two-year-old daughter.

According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Magistrate, Mr T. A. Elias remanded Abu, 43, after he pleaded guilty.

Elias adjourned the case till October 19 for presentation of the facts of the case and sentencing.

Abu, a resident of Agege, Lagos, was arraigned over indecent treatment of a child.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Rachael Donny, had told the court that the accused inserted his finger in his daughter’s private part on July 29 at his residence.

“The accused always inserted one of his figures into his baby’s private part, ignoring her cries,” he said.

Donny said the mother of the child noticed that the baby always complained that she felt pains on her private part.

The prosecutor disclosed the accused had earlier directed his wife to be sleeping in their parlour.

Donny submitted that the accused told his wife that he wanted to be sharing their bedroom with only the child.

“The baby used to cry in the middle of the night; whenever the mother rushed to the room she caught her husband naked with their daughter, with his manhood erect while he was dipping his finger in her vagina,’’ he said.

According to the prosecutor, whenever the woman confronted the accused, he threatened her with divorce.

He noted that the offence contravened Section 135 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

NAN reported that the section provided for seven years imprisonment on conviction.