An Abuja civil servant has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping his wife’s 17 years old niece at their SS Quarters, Jikwoyi residence in the Federal Capital Territory.
“All her efforts to scream and alert neighbors were unproductive as he used a cloth to cover her mouth.
However, After raping her, he later flogged her and locked her up in the house. The medical report also showed that she was limping and her hymen had been tampered with.
“In her reaction, Director General of NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah – Donli, who commended the Judge for the brilliant judgment delivered in the case also hailed the legal team of the Agency for the diligent prosecution of the case.
“I am particularly happy that justice has been adequately served in this matter. This will serve as a deterrent to other persons and potential rapists who take delight in defiling our children. Like I said recently, this year will be hot for rapists and human traffickers in the Country.
“We cannot afford to fold our hands while some unscrupulous persons continue to jeopardize the future of our children. They deserve protection and care rather sexual harassment.