Man jailed 21 years for defiling, impregnating daughter

Man jailed 21 years for defiling, impregnating daughter
Akin Isaac, 52, was sentenced to 21 years in jail by an Ikeja Special Offenses Court Wednesday for defiling and impregnating his 18-year-old daughter.

Following the convict's April 21 plea agreement application, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo sentenced him to 21 years in jail.

“In view of the guilty plea of the defendant to one count of defilement, I hereby find the defendant guilty as charged,” Taiwo said.

Following his conviction, the court then asked the defendant whether he had anything to say.

The prisoner begged for forgiveness while begging on his knees in the dock, claiming he had an elderly mother to care for.

After that, Taiwo gave him a 21-year prison term, adding that it should start on the date of his arrest in June 2020.

Earlier, the judge had asked the State Counsel, Mrs Omowumi Bajulaye- Bishi if the 21 years plea bargain was good enough for the convict, owing to how emotional the survivor was while she was giving her testimony.

“I remember the survivor clearly. She was weeping right here in the box. Abortion, pregnancy, drugs, beating and all sorts of inhuman treatment meted on her by her father?

“Do you think 21 years is good enough for him?,” the judge asked.

Bajulaye-Bishi, in her review of facts dated July 6, had informed the court that the convict applied and concluded to change his plea, upon which the information against him be amended to the offence of defilement.