Akin Isaac, a 52-year-old father, has been sentenced to 21 years in prison.
He was sentenced on Thursday by an Ikeja Special Offences Court for raping his 18-year-old daughter for 12 years in Lagos State.
Following his guilty plea to the one count preferred against him by the Lagos State Government, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo sentenced the convict to 21 years.
Omowumi Bajulaye-Bishi, the state’s prosecution counsel, told the court during the arraignment that Isaac defiled his daughter from age six to eighteen.
The prosecution claims that the offense violated Section 137 of the Criminal Law Cap C.17 Vol. 3 Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
The judge stated in her decision on the plea bargain agreement the convict signed with the state that the proposed sentence of 21 years by the Federal Ministry of Justice was insufficient for the offense, which carried a life sentence.
In her ruling, the presiding judge said;
“I knew this case very well, I could remember the survivor was crying when giving evidence before the court that she had abortion and how the defendant had beaten her.
The prosecution had called four witnesses who testified against the defendant. The defendant initially pleaded not guilty.”