A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Thursday sentenced a driver, Chukwuma Okeke, 27, to one year imprisonment for abducting a 15-year-old girl from his employer’s house. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Soladoye, jailed Okeke following a plea of guilt by him. “Based on the facts of this case, confirmed reports and the plea for leniency, I hereby, sentence you to one year imprisonment without an option of fine,” Soladoye ruled.
The convict was arraigned on April 8.
He pleaded guilty to the charge of abducting a girl with intent to have sexual intercourse with her. Earlier, the Prosecutor, DSP. Godwin Anyanwu, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on March 26 at 1p.m. at No.18b, Prince Bode Oluwo St., Mende, Maryland, Lagos. “The convict is the driver while the victim is a housemaid to the complainant, one Mr and Mrs Emeka Umeevuruo.
“The complainant went to work and when they returned, they discovered that the victim and her belongings were missing. “The complainant called her cell phone but it was not reachable and they reported the matter at the nearest police station. “During investigations, the police noticed that the convict had stopped going to the complainant’s house for his normal duty.
“The police officers visited the convict’s house and saw the victim there. “The convict said that he abducted the victim for sexual satisfaction,” Anyanwu said.
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