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Bayelsa court sentences 40yrs old man to 8yrs jail for defiling two minors

A Chief Margistrate Court sitting in Yenagoa has sentence a 40-year old man, Goodness Ogiode to 8 years imprisonment over two count charges of unlawful canal knowledge  of two minors in the State.

The convict, who is an indigene of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area Council and reside along Sandfill area of Kpasia community, was arrested on 15th September,2017 and immediately charged to Court.

The prosecuting Counsel and Chairperson of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Barr. Dise Ogbise-Erhisere told the Court that the accused is a serial sexual predator and has violated two minors including a has been convicted by a Yenagoa Chief Magistrate Court to 8 years imprisonment over a 4-year old girl and unlawful carnal knowledge of a 5-year old boy.

He was charged with two count charge of having an unlawful sexual intercourse with a 4-year old girl and unlawful carnal knowledge of a 5-year old boy.

Delivering the judgment on the two count charge preferred against Godbless, the Magistrate convicted the suspect after he pleaded guilty o the charges.

Expressing delight over the judgment, Dise Sheila Ogbise  Chairperson, FIDA Bayelsa said it is victory for FIDA Bayelsa and a warning signal to paedophila, child molesters and abusers.

Ogbise-Erhisere, who is also the complainant in the matter told reporters that she was happy with the speedy dispensation of justice in the case.

She explained that on Friday 15th September, 2017, she got a distress call from a concerned neighbour on the defilement of a boy.

According to her, she  was informed by neighbours that he is a serial molester of children where the mother of the 4 year old girl caught him having carnal knowledge with her daughter.

She narrated how she reported to the matter at the Ekeki Police station and subsequent arrest of the man.

The FIDA Chairperson thanked members of the Medical Women Association of Nigeria, Bayelsa State chapter for their role and the various medical examination they carried out on the victims as well as the police force for the prompt arrest and prosecution.

Also speaking, Mrs. Bomo Fetepigi-Obhe said this is one paedophila down and FIDA Bayelsa is coming out for the rest.

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