Justice Ramon Oshodi of an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, on Thursday, sentenced a middle-aged man, Sunday Nwokolo, to life imprisonment for defiling a 12-year-old girl.
The judge, on December 12, 2022, convicted Nwokolo on one count of defilement and sentenced him to life imprisonment.
Before the convict was sentenced, the judge asked him to address the court.
Nwokolo, who was seen weeping in the dock, begged for mercy.
His lawyer, Chris Mbajike, also pleaded with the judge to temper justice with mercy.
According to him, the defendant is a first-time offender.
The prosecutor, Bukola Okeowo, however, urged the court to sentence the defendant accordingly.Follow us on social media