February 25, 2021

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23 Year Old Faces Life Jail For Defilement

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Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Uyo has sentenced a 23-year-old man, Iniobong Okon Moses to life imprisonment for raping his 3-year-old step-daughter in Ikot Akpe, Uyo Local Government Area.

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In its judgement, the Court presided over by Justice Okon Okon found Moses guilty of rape, contrary to Section 367 of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol. 2 Laws of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, 2000.

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The Court described Iniobong Moses as “a disgrace to humanity, whose conduct falls abysmally below even the conduct of beasts.” Justice Okon held that by his indefensible and despicable act, the convict has shown himself to be callous and devoid of passion”.

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He further held that the convict “does not deserve to walk freely on Nigerian soil and breathe the air of freedom meant for decent members of the society.”

The Judge said Moses “deserves to be put away for a long time from public glare to save innocent children from being further brutalized and ravished by him.” Justice Okon stressed while pronouncing his judgement on the case.

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