Lagos - 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.
It is reported that 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.
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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.