A 47-year-old school Supervisor, identifed as Mr Adegboyega Adenekan has been sentenced to 60 years in prison by a Lagos Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, for defiling a two-year-old and 11-month-old pupil of a school in Lagos.
Justice Sybil Nwaka convicted Adenekan on a one-count charge of defilement of a child sometime in November 2016 at Chrisland School, Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lagos.
Justice Nwaka held that the prosecution has proven its case of defilement against the defendant beyond a reasonable doubt, contrary to Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.
The judge said, “The basic elements to consider in this case is that the accused had sex with the child; that there was penetration; that the evidence of the child must be corroborated.
“The victim, in her evidence before the court, she said that Mr. Adenekan put his mouth and his hand in her wee-wee (vagina). She also said that the supervisor put his mouth in the vagina of her best friend, Jenita.
“The little girl said that Adenekan covered her mouth when she attempted to shout. And that he (defendant) defiled her twice inside the school premise; at his office and in the hallway”.
According to the judge, the evidence of the child that the defendant defiled her twice was evidently corroborated by the medical report from Mirabel Center.
“I have no doubt in mind that this defendant, Adenekan is the same person the victim said put his hand in her vagina and therefore, the defendant is hereby convicted accordingly.
” The defendant is hereby sentenced to 60 years imprisonment,” Nwaka ruled.
Meanwhile, The prosecution team led by B.T Boye had called seven witnesses and closed its case on March 14. While the defence team had called five witnesses.