Court sentences man to 7 years in prison for defiling, impregnating minor

A Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has convicted and sentenced a man in his fifties, Anayor Ugo, to seven years imprisonment without the option of a fine for defiling and impregnating a 12-year-old girl.

Ugo, a generator repairer, was reported to have, some time in 2021, visited the home of the underage girl in Oyigbo to repair their generator set on the directives of the victim’s father, but defiled her in the process.

Although he had, during the trial, admitted having carnal knowledge of the girl, he denied getting her pregnant, claiming he was seduced.

Chief Magistrate, Rita Oguguo, in her judgment said the prosecution was able to prove their case that the girl was defiled through evidence and personal admission of the accused.

She thereafter sentenced him to seven years imprisonment without an option of fine, following his plea for mercy after conviction.

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