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Two Jailed For Defiling Minor In Rivers

A Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced two suspects, Lucky Christopher and Friday Lenu, to 12 years in prison for defiling a 10-year-old girl in Eleme Local Government Area of the state.

Delivering the judgment on Tuesday, Chief Magistrate Rita Oguguo found the defendants guilty of raping the young child, stating that the prosecution had adequately shown their involvement.

The court also emphasized the reliability of the victim’s statement and the facts presented.

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Investigations revealed that the males assaulted the girl several times until their arrest on April 20, 2022. They also threatened the victim and her aunt to keep the incidents hidden.

Each of the defendants has been sentenced to seven years on the first charge and five years on the second, for a total of twelve years in jail to be served concurrently.

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