Friday, October 5, 2012

Single dad jailed for raping 15-year-old daughter (Lagos, Nigeria)

The rapist daddy is identified as UDOM EMMANUEL. Notice that there was no mother in this home. Studies show that motherless children are far more vulnerable to sexual abuse by fathers and other men.

Father Jailed For Sexually Abusing Daugther

LAGOS - An Ojo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has, sentenced a 42-year-old man, Udom Emmanuel, to three years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling his 15-year-old daughter.

The Magistrate, Mr T.O. Shomade, said that the sentence was without an option of fine.

“The accused has pleaded guilty to the charge against him before this honourable court.

“He is therefore, convicted as charged and sentenced to three years imprisonment without option of fine,” Shomade ruled.

Reports say that the father, a resident of Etegbin area in Ojo, Lagos, had pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of defilement when he was arraigned.

The Prosecutor, ASP. Friday Eze, told the court that the accused, a bricklayer, committed the offence on Sept. 23.

According to him, the father, who is a widower, had regularly abused his 15-year-old daughter.

He said that the girl’s aunt, who had paid them a visit, discovered that the young lady was not looking good.

According to the prosecutor, upon her inquiry she discovered that it was likely that someone was sexually abusing the young lady.

Eze said that the woman then called on the girl and demanded to know what was wrong with her since she looked sick.

He said that after intensive interrogation, the girl confided in her aunt that her father had been forcefully having sexual intercourse with her.

The prosecutor said that the aunt learnt from her niece that the accused had told his daughter that if she refused his advances, he would stop paying her school fees.

Eze said that the aunt then took the girl to the hospital for a medical check, where it was discovered that she was already a month pregnant.

The prosecutor said that the woman then made a report at the Ojo Police Station, resulting to the arrest of Emmanuel.

He said that the offence contravened section 137 of the Criminal Code Laws of Lagos State, 2011.