An Akwa Ibom man identified as Daniel George has been apprehended and convicted for sexually violating a minor.
Naija News understands that the native of Mbat Esifon in Obot Akara Local Government Area of the state was handed a three-year jail term after the High Court sitting in Ikot Ekpene found him guilty of the offence committed in February 2015.
It was reported that George was charged to court in April 2015 following his arrest for defiling the nine-year-old girl. The culprit, however, reportedly escaped from prison custody days later. Subsequently, he was rearrested and charged to court for the same offence
Naija News understands that George had denied having the carnal knowledge of the little girl, but admitted that he only inserted his fingers into her private part. Delivering the judgment on Thursday, April 1, the presiding judge, Justice Augustine Odokwo, sentenced the accused to three years imprisonment with whipping.
Justice Odokwo convicted the accused and advised parents to watch over their female children.
He said: “Parents are advised to be vigilant and watch over their female children to save the girl child from the likes of Daniel Silas George.”
Meanwhile, Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the arrest of a notorious kidnapper who is fond of abducting children of much young age.
The culprit whose name is identified only as Umaru reportedly confessed to selling the children he abducted for N1000 each.
Source: Naija News