40-years-old man bags 10 years jail for defiling 9-years-old daughter

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A 40-year-old man Kenneth Nwangu, has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by the Children, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Court sitting in High Court, Awka, Anambra State, on Monday, for defiling his nine-year-old daughter and only child.

The judgment was delivered in a three-count charge brought against the defendant by the state government following compelling evidence proving him guilty as charged.

He was consequently sentenced to seven years imprisonment on count one of the charges – having sexual intercourse with a nine-year-old, an offence punishable under Section 34 of the Child Rights Law of Anambra State of Nigeria 2004.

The court also sentenced the defendant to 2 years imprisonment on count two – inflicting physical injuries on his victim and one-year imprisonment on count three – causing emotional and psychological abuse on the victim.

The two offences are punishable under Sections 4 and 16 of the Violence Against Persons, Prohibition and Protection, Laws of Anambra State of Nigeria 2017.


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