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Tailor, 18, bags 4 months imprisonment for defiling a minor

27 September 2013, 18:25

Abuja - A Karu Upper Area Court, Abuja, on Friday sentenced a tailor, Ipole Jerry, 18, of Mammy Road, Nyanya, to four months in prison for having carnal knowledge of a minor.

The presiding judge, Umar Kagarko, who sentenced the tailor for criminal trespass and having sex with a minor, gave the convict an option to pay a fine of N25 000.

Kagarko also ordered the convict to pay Grace Akinsola, N2, 500 as compensation for the hospital bill she incurred while treating her house girl.

Earlier, Cpl. Silas Nanpan, the prosecutor, told the court that Akinsola of Phase 4, Road 4, Nyanya, Abuja, reported the matter at the Nyanya Police Station on Sept. 19.

Nanpan said that Jerry criminally trespassed into the complainant's room and had sexual intercourse with her house-girl.

He said the offences contravened Sections 342 and 275 of the Penal Code.

The accused, who pleaded guilty, begged for leniency, saying that the girl was his girlfriend.

"The girl is my girl friend. I did not know that she was 16-years-old,’’ he said


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