Ajirioghene Imah

The Lagos State Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court sitting in Ikeja has sentenced a 59-year-old artisan, Eze Chukwuma, to life imprisonment for defiling his two daughters.

According to Justice Abiola Soladoye, there were testimonies to corroborate with that of the victims that the Chukwuma had canal knowledge of his two daughters.

Justice Soladoye added that the incestuous relationship with his two daughters started following the death of his wife in 2008.

“The survivors told this court that their biological father had been having sex with them after their mother died during childbirth.

“The oldest was nine years old at the time. The children were taken to their village, and even after telling their kinsmen about their father’s acts, nothing was done.

“The defendant admitted the act and stated that he was sorry. This is also in his statement which was admitted and marked Exhibit A. He is a dirty father who should be locked up for life as his conduct is disgracing.

“The defendant is found guilty as charged and hereby sentenced to life imprisonment on each of the two charges,” she said.

While the survivors have been taken to an orphanage, the judge has however ordered that the convict’s name be registered in the Sexual Offences Register of Lagos State.