A Lagos Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, sitting in Ikeja, has locked up 51-year-old Ubregbo Parmer in prison for life, for raping his colleague’s 9-year-old daughter.
The convict, utility officer, committed the offence in his office on 10 December 2019, in Magodo area of Lagos.
Justice Abiola Soladoye held that the prosecution had sufficiently proven the charge of defilement against the convict.
“The evidence of the respective prosecution witnesses established the ingredients of the offence against the defendant, who was properly identified by the survivor.
“The survivor gave a vivid and gory account of her ordeal in the hands of the defendant,” the judge held.
“I hereby find him guilty as charged of the one count charge of defilement, and he is hereby sentenced to life imprisonment. The defendant should have his name registered in the sexual offence register as maintained by Lagos State.” the judge added.
The judge further berated the survivor’s mother for being negligent in her care and allowing her child to be taken away by her male colleague without supervision.
“The need for proper and good parentage can not be undermined at this age and time where defilement and rape are the order of the day. Parents should be alive to their responsibilities,” the judge admonished.
The state counsel, Olufunke Adegoke, presented two witnesses and two exhibits during the trial, while the defendant testified as the sole defence witness in the case.
Ms. Adegoke submitted that the survivor’s mother brought her daughter to the office and left her to attend to other things when the convict quickly removed her pant and had sexual intercourse with her.