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Street sweeper receives life imprisonment for defiling a teenage girl

On November 13, Justice Abiola Sholadoye of the Ikeja Special Offences and Domestic Violence Court arraigned and sentenced a 32-year-old street sweeper, Damilola Omojolowo, to life imprisonment for defiling a 14-year-old girl.

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Omojolowo was convicted on one count of defilement of the girl, claiming that she was his girlfriend. His actions contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.

The prosecution revealed that the convict had unlawful sexual intercourse with the victim upon arraignment, the convict pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him.

According to the prosecution counsel, A.R. Abolade, the convict committed the offence between June 2022 and July 2022 at No. 3 Church Street, Ajegunle, Ikorodu Road, Lagos.

The prosecutor further stated that the incident came to light on August 6, 2022, after the convict gave the victim a white tablet to ingest which made her start bleeding after which she was taken to the hospital.

Upon the prosecutor reading the facts of the case, Justice Soladoye passed the sentence.

“It is right that a minor cannot consent to any sexual activity, and even if she did, it is of no use.

“He denied giving any tablet to the victim to ingest, but since the offence of defilement is a strict liability offence with a mandatory sentence, the defendant, Damilola Omojolowo, is hereby sentenced to life imprisonment for defilement, contrary to Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

“The defendant, Damilola Omojolowo, male, is to have his name registered in the sex offenders registry as maintained by Lagos State Government.”

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