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Ikeja High Court Jailed Man 21-Years for Defiling Church Member

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An Ikeja High Court, presided by Justice Sedoten Ogunsanya, on Thursday, sentenced a 27-year-old trader, Chidi Ibiam, to 21-years imprisonment for defiling a six-year-old girl.

The convict, a foodstuffs seller, who lives at Baruwa, Ipaja, was found guilty of a charge of defilement.

According to the prosecution, led by the State Counsel, Mr. Adebayo Haroun, Ibiam committed the offence on Dec. 15, 2012 and was caught after the victim reported the assault to her mother.

The prosecution told the court that the convict was well known to the victim’s family as he was a neighbour and a church member.

The six-year-old victim, in her testimony, had told the court that the defendant had unlawful carnal knowledge of her on 12 different occasions including in a shop and a neighbour’s house.

The victim also referred to Ibiam’s genitals as ?tom tom? throughout her testimony. The offence, according to the prosecution, is a violation of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.

In her judgement, the judge admonished parents to ?start teaching their children the rightful names of male and female genitals and give their wards a proper sex education.?

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