Justice Abiola Soladoye of an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court on Tuesday, sentenced Sunday Oyedele who she described as a “sexual monster” to life imprisonment for defiling three-year-old neighbour (name withheld).
Soladoye convicting Oyedele of the one-count charge of defilement said that the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt.
“The defilement saga is unfortunate, the defendant is a sexual monster, a paedophile who should be locked away.
“The charge against the defendant has been proven beyond reasonable doubt.
“The defendant having been found guilty is sentenced to life imprisonment with no option of fine.
“He is also to have his name registered in the Sex Offenders Register as maintained by the Lagos State Government,” Soladoye said.
According to the prosecution team; Mr. Olusola Soneye, Mrs Arinola Momoh-Ayokanbi and Mrs Olufunke Adegoke, the defendant committed the offence in November 2017.
The convict who was arraigned on April 29, 2019, allegedly had unlawful sexual intercourse with the toddler at Itamaga area of Ikorodu, Lagos.
During the trial four witnesses including Dr. Oyedeji Alagbe, a medical doctor from the Mirabel Centre (a Sexual Assault Referral Center) testified for the prosecution.
Oyedele testified solely in his defence. His defence counsel was Mr. Kelechi Obi.
Alagbe in his evidence said that medical examinations revealed that the minor was defiled both anally and vaginally.
The offence contravenes Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015. (NAN)