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42-year-old sentenced for defiling 9-year-old

A 42-year-old man, Daniel Silas George has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for defiling a 9-year-old girl in Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

Daniel George, who is from Obot Akara Local Government Area, was convicted today by the State High Court sitting in Ikot Ekpene.

Delivering  judgment, the presiding judge, Justice Augustine Odokwo sentenced the accused to three years imprisonment with flogging.

The accused who denied having unlawful carnal knowledge of the victim however admitted in his confessional statement that he only inserted his finger into the private part of the victim.

The court convicted him accordingly in line with his confession.

Justice Odokwo advised parents to be vigilant and watch over their female children to save the girl child from the likes of the convict.

Ekemimi Ubong

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