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Two guys in Rivers are sentenced to 12 years in prison for defiling a 10-year-old

Apr 18, 2024 | Security | 0 comments

Chief Magistrate Rita Oguguo, presiding over a Rivers State Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt, has issued a verdict, sentencing Lucky Christopher and Friday Lenu to twelve years behind bars for the despicable act of defiling a 10-year-old girl in the Eleme Local Area of the state. Delivering her judgment, Chief Magistrate Oguguo emphasized the prosecution’s success in proving the accused’s guilt beyond doubt.

The court found substantial evidence confirming that Christopher and Lenu perpetrated the crime by violating the young girl’s innocence without her consent—moreover, the victim’s testimony aligned with the presented evidence, solidifying the case against the defendants.

According to the court records, on April 20, 2022, in Eleme, Christopher and Lenu subjected the innocent child to such horrific abuse, accompanied by threats to silence her and her relative under dire consequences if she dared to speak out.

Consequently, Chief Magistrate Oguguo handed down a sentence of seven years for the first count and five years for the second count, totaling twelve years each, to be served concurrently.

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