By Joseph Albert (Umunna TV)
For attempting to defile eight year old girl at Ogbogoro community in Obio Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State on 8 August, 2018, a Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt has convicted 24 year old Emeka Iyalla to one year non custodian sentence.
Chief Magistrate Felicitas Amanze in her judgement found the accused guilty as charged, and gave him custodian sentence to clean High Court and Magistrate Court premises every Monday for a period of one year.
The court also ordered a restitution of the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand naira be paid to the victim’s family.
Chief Magistrate Amanze held that the court was lenient following medical report on the victim, which she said shows that the little girl’s hymen is intact, but only had vulva bruises.
The court also sentenced a 37 year old woman, Onyinye Henry, to non custodian sentence for abduction of her fellow tenant’s 13 year old housemaid by taking her away from their residence at Rumuodumaya and abandoning her at Woji in Port Harcourt.
The court found the accused guilty as charged, and ordered that she be remanded in custody until she pays the sum of five hundred thousand naira to the complaint.
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