Two men who defiled minor jailed for 12 years in Rivers

Two men who defiled minor jailed for 12 years in Rivers

Two men who defiled minor jailed for 12 years in Rivers

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A magistrate court sitting in Port Harcourt has convicted and sentenced two men, Lucky Christopher and Friday Lenu, to 12 years in prison for defiling a 10-year-old girl in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Delivering judgement on Tuesday, Chief Magistrate Rita Oguguo held that the prosecution was able to prove that the accused raped the underage girl. Oguguo also held that the statement of the victim and the evidence tendered corroborate the statement of the convicted.

It was revealed that before April 20, 2022, when the men were arrested, they had raped the little girl on several occasions. They had also threatened to kill her and her aunt if she ever revealed what happened.

The chief magistrate convicted the two men to seven years for count one and five years for count two, making a total of twelve years each, which is to run concurrently.

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