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Student jailed 21 years for attempting to assault minor

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Student jailed 21 years for attempting to assault minor

An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court on Monday sentenced a 32-year-old student, Essien Aniedi-Bassey to 21 years imprisonment for attempting to sexually assault a 10-year-old girl, (name withheld).

The Voice Media Trust (VMT NEWS) reports that Justice Abiola Soladoye sentenced Aniedi-Bassey to 21 years jail term after he pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault by penetration and indecent treatment of a child.

Student jailed 21 years for attempting to assault minor

“The combined term of the 21 years imprisonment shall begin  from  March 23, 2018,” the judge  held.

VMT NEWS reports that  the State Counsel,  Ms Abimbola Abolade, had presented two  witnesses, the survivor and an Investigative Police Officer (IPO) before the convict opted for a plea bargain agreement.

Abolade had told the court that the convict committed the offence sometimes in August 2017 on Araromi Valley Estate in Ojodu, Lagos.

She submitted that the convict attempted  to defile a minor.

The prosecution also  told  the court that  the convict indecently treated the survivor by touching her breasts.

According to the prosecution, the offencee  contravene Sections 135 and 262 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, (2015).

Student jailed 21 years for attempting to assault minor

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