A Nigerian man, Michake Ogbar, has been sentenced to life in prison.
The man was sentenced to life imprisonment by an Ikeja Domestic Violence and S*xual Offences Court, on Thursday, for defiling and r*ping his three daughters aged 10 years, 20 years and 24 years.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice Abiola Soladoye held that the prosecution proved beyond a reasonable doubt, the charge of defilement and r*pe brought against Ogbar.
“Evidence before the court shows that the prosecution has proved the case of defilement and r*pe before this court.
“The defendant, who is the father of the three daughters, is found guilty as charged, as the burden of proof has been discharged.
“This is a very sad case,” she held.
The judge said it was disheartening that Ogbar defiled and r*ped his daughters for years in the absence of his wife.
“It is disgrace to parenthood.
“The defendant ravished his own daughters in turn, committing incest. It is rather shameful and most perverted.
“The defendant is hereby found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment on count one.
“On count two, he is sentenced to life imprisonment and on count three, he is also sentenced to life imprisonment,” the judge held.
Soladoye said that the sentence would run concurrently, and ordered that Ogbar should have his name written in the Lagos State S*xual Offenders Register.
NAN reports that Lagos State Government, which brought the charge, presented six witnesses during the trial.
It stated that the offences violated Sections 137 and 258(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.