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Lagos court sentences Ademola Oladimeji to four life imprisonments for sexually assaulting his three children

A Lagos Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court has sentenced Ademola Oladimeji to four life imprisonments for sexually assaulting his three children, aged five, seven, and nine. Justice Abiola Soladoye held that the evidence of the respective prosecution witnesses was believable and truthful. The evidence established the offence of sexual assault by penetration and not defilement. According to her, the evidence of the three survivors was corroborated by the investigative police officer and their mother.

The judge observed that the children did not say their father inserted his penis into their ‘bum bum’, they only said he touched their ‘bum bum’. The children gave unshaken testimonies of how their father fiddled with their innocence multiple times by inserting his fingers into their vaginas. The wife of the defendant, in her testimony, said the children complained of pain in their privates, and she was informed at the Mirabel Medical Centre that the children had been sexually assaulted.

The judge added that the defendant was desperate to distance himself from the allegation by denying the offences. According to her, “To the mind of this court, I do not believe his narration; though he denied fiddling his daughters, his testimony did not add up. His narration showed how desperate he is to get out of the charge against his own children.” The court held that there was penetration as oral and documentary evidence before the court pointed to the fact that the defendant messed around with the purity of his three children.

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