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Man Jailed For Life For Defiling Neighbour’s 5-year-old Daughter




An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court On Thursday sentenced a technician Efe Akioya to life imprisonment for defiling his neighbour’s five-year-old daughter in his room.

Justice Abiola Soladoye held that the prosecution had proved the ingredient of defilement against the convict.

Soladoye said this was also corroborated in the vivid testimony of the survivor’s mother who found watery and smelly substance, suspected to be sperm, in her daughter’s pant after she came out for the convict’s room.

The judge said, “The survivor testified she was five years old when the defendant defiled her.

“The defence raised the issue of medical report not being tendered. I will say that medical report is not a prerequisite  in establishing the offence of defilement as there is a ample evidence before this court  that are cogent, compelling and convincing that the  survivor was sexually violated and she recognized ‘brother Efe’ when she saw him’.

“Her testimony was lucid, unambiguous and truthful. Aside from the vivid narration by this survivor, the evidence of the prosecution witness three,(PW3) Dr Maria Fadogba is crucial as her medical examination revealed vagina penetration.

“Also the evidence of the investigative police officer (IPO) Mr Orebe, corroborated the evidence of the survivor and her mother.

“I refer to exhibit A which was was tendered during the course of this  trial, which is the extra judicial statement of the defendant at Gender Unit in Ikeja and I quote ‘today being May 12, 2020, about  3.45 p.m. I was in my room watching Gotv television, then I saw the victim pass through the passage and I called her, she sat down beside me I  my room and I later carried her on my lap, from there, I releases sperm on her body’.

“The testimony of the defendant in the court denying the charge against him is an attempt to mislead the court. Exhibit A was tendered and this was the statement of the defendant,”

Soladoye said that the convict was everything a neighbour  should be as the survivor identified I’m as the man that had sexual intercourse with her.

The judge also stressed that parents  should not be careless with young children unattended to as the  mam menance of  defilement was the order of the day.

“The defendant, is vile, reckless, irresponsible  and selfish by sexually violating the victim, a girl of five years old who reside in the same compound with him.

“He messed around with her purity and causing her physical, psychological and emotional trauma. This is indeed very sad and condemnable in all ramifications.

“The is need for good parenting and close monitoring can never be over emphasized.

“I have evaluated the evidence of both the prosecution and defence and I am convinced that the prosecution has proved the charge of defilement against the defendant.

“The defendant, haven been found guilty as charged, is hereby sentenced to life imprisonment and should have his name registered in the Sex Offenders Register of Lagos State,” the judge said.

The prosecution team, Mr Olusola Soneye and Ms Abimbola Abolade,  presented four witnesses during the trial while the defendant and one other person testified as witnesses in the case.

Prosecution said that the convict committed the offence on May 12, 2020, on Meiran Road, Opposite Omoroga Market, Lagos, in violation of  Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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Sanwo-Olu Approves 20 Percent Increase In Salaries For Civil Servants




Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved a 20 per cent increase in salaries for civil servants in the state.

In a circular seen by IfakoIjaiyeNews, signed by  Hakeem Muri Okunola, Head of Service and dated March 20, the increase took effect from January 1, 2023.

In the circular, the state government said the arrears from January till date will be paid along with the March salary.


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Lagos Auto Dealer Arraigned For Killing Wife




A popular Lagos auto dealer, Ikechukwu Ogbonna, alias (IVD) was on Monday arraigned before an Ikeja High Court for the alleged involuntary manslaughter of his wife,  Abimbola.

Lagos State Government arraigned IVD on one count of involuntary manslaughter.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The State Counsel, Mrs Adeshola Bello had informed the court that the defendant was for arraignment, adding that there was a mixed up in the date the alleged offence was committed.

The offence, she said, contravened Section 222 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

“We have on record Oct.10, 2022, but the actual date of the incident was Oct.12

“We pray for the indulgence of the court to make amendment on the date,” she said.

The defence counsel, Mr Victor Ogunde, SAN, sought bail for the defendant, following his arraignment.

Ogunde added that the suit against the defendant was with a different number.

Justice Modupe Nicole-Clay questioned the defence for bringing a bail application despite the defendant being on bail since March 1.

Nicole-Clay thereafter adjourned until March 30 for the commencement of trial.

Abimbola was said to have died as a result of the fire incident that occurred in the couple’s home on  Oct.12, 2022.

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Truck Crushes Okada Rider, Passenger To Death



A commercial motorcyclist and his passenger, on Wednesday, lost their lives after colliding with a truck at Bible College area on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander in Ogun, Mr Ahmed Umar, confirmed the accident on Wednesday in Ota, Ogun.

Umar said that the accident, which happened at about 9.10 a.m., involved four people, a vehicle and a Bajaj motorcycle.

He said that the motorcycle, with no registration number, drove against traffic and collided with a Daf truck, marked: KTG 941 YG, leading to the death of the Okada rider and the passenger, while two others were unhurt.

“The corpses of the dead had been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital, Ifo,” he said.

The sector commander blamed the accident on excessive speeding and route violation.

He advised motorists and okada riders to desist from excessive speeding to avoid unnecessary loss of life.

Umar also cautioned them to refrain from driving against traffic to prevent mishaps on the highway.

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