The Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti has sentenced a 20-year-old man, Amujo Kunle, to five years imprisonment for sexually abusing a four-year-old girl.
The police charge sheet report read that the suspect, on May 29, 2020, at Odo-Oro Ekiti in Ikole Ekiti LGA, sexually abused a four-year-old girl by removing her clothes and lying on top her.
The police said the suspect took the victim to his room, removed her pant and lay on her after putting Tom Tom in her mouth and covering it with her clothes.
In her testimony before the court, the victim’s mother said, “I went to give breakfast to my brothers who came from the village. When I came back, I did not find my daughter. I called her name but she did answer. I searched everywhere. I wanted to ask my neighbor, Amujo Kunle, if he knew her whereabouts because his door was not locked. When I opened the door, I saw him lying on top of my daughter with his trousers on, but I discovered that my daughter’s pant had been removed while a Tom Tom was in her mouth.’’
The state counsel, Oluwakemi Ajumobi, called four witnesses,
Stanley Okonkwo, counsel to the accused, pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy.
Justice John Adeyeye found the defendant guilty of sexual abuse and exploitation of a child.
Justice Adeyeye said, “The defendant in the circumstance is hereby sentenced to five years imprisonment without option of fine.’’