Man bags 21 years imprisonment for sleeping with his daughter for 12 years and impregnating her

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Akin Isaac has been handed a 21-year prison sentence by an Ikeja-based Lagos Special Offenses Court for defiling and terminating his daughter’s 12-year-old pregnancy.

According to reports, the man started having intercourse with his daughter when she was six years old. Following the convict’s April 21 plea agreement application, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo sentenced him to 21 years in jail.

Justice Taiwo said: “In view of the guilty plea of the defendant to one count of defilement, I hereby find the defendant guilty as charged.” The judge thereafter asked the defendant, if he had anything to say, following his conviction.

The convict knelt down in the dock and pleaded for mercy, explaining that he had an aged mother to look after.

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Then, Justice Taiwo gave him a 21-year prison term, adding that it should begin on the date of his arrest in June 2020. Due to how passionate the survivor was when testifying, the judge had earlier asked the State Counsel, Mrs. Omowumi Bajulaye-Bishi, if the convict should accept the 21-year plea deal.

“I remember the survivor clearly. She was weeping right here in the box. Ab%rtion, pregnancy, drugs, beating and all sort of inhuman meted on her by her own father? Do you think 21years is good enough for him?,” the judge asked.

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The court was informed by Bajulaye-Bishi in her assessment of the facts dated July 6 that the convict sought for and decided to change his plea, leading to the information against him being changed to the offense of defilement. According to the prosecutor, the defendant began engaging in illegal sex with his 18-year-old daughter when she was just six years old, and at least one pregnancy resulted from their relationship.

She also submitted that the defendant attempted to procure abortion for her and regularly administered drugs to her to prevent pregnancy.

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