An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court on Tuesday sentenced a 37-year-old commercial motorcyclist, Emmanuel Idoko, to 20 years imprisonment for sexually assaulting his 12 year old daughter.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Idoko was convicted of inserting his finger into his daughter’s vagina.
Justice Sybil Nwaka, while delivering judgment on the charge of sexual assault by penetration against Mr Idoko, said the prosecution provided ingredients necessary to prove its case.
“He is hereby sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.”
The prosecution, led by Babajide Boye, had told the court that Mr Idoko committed the offence between July and November 2017 at his residence in Oworoshoki, Lagos.
“He sexually assaulted his 12-year-old daughter (name withheld) by penetrating her vagina using his finger,” Mr Boye said.
Mr Alagbe said: “The client declared in her history that her father, though not married to her mother, had her and her male sibling living with him.
“The victim’s ordeal started in 2016, a year before she was referred to the Mirabel Centre.
“The victim said her father came home and said that he heard from people that she was no longer a virgin and he needed to test her to see if it was true.
“He forced her to undress and said he will use his finger to test her, the client was reluctant. He scolded her and eventually did it with his fingers.
“He also said that he would use his penis to examine her and she refused, he beat her and he subsequently started torturing her in the home because she kept turning down his requests.”
When he was confronted with his police statement in which he admitted seeing his daughter’s nakedness, Mr Idoko told the court that her clothes fell off when she was struggling with him in his attempt to discipline her.