Kaduna woman Iliya Lois docked for defiling neighbour's 8-year-old daughter


Child defilement

By Amen Gajira

A 36-year-old businesswoman, Lois Iliya, has been docked in Magistrate Court in Kafanchan, Kaduna State for defiling the eight-year-old daughter of her neighbour.

Iliya was docked by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) on charges of unnatural offence, contrary to section 259 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law.

The NSCDC prosecutor, Insp. Marcus Audu, told the court that the mother of the girl, Alice Daniel, reported the matter at the Corp’s office in Kafanchan on Sept. 13.

He said Iliya, who resides in the Katsit area of Kafanchan was in the habit of luring the complainant’s eight-year-old daughter into her room and having sex with her using her fingers.

According to him, in addition to fingering the girl on a daily basis since May, the defendant always rubbed the girl’s breasts with her hands, which caused them to grow.

The prosecutor said when the girl’s mother found out, the victim was taken to Salama Sexual Assault Referral Centre for medical examination, after which the matter was referred to the NSCDC for investigation.

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The chief magistrate, Samson Kwasu, did not take the plea of the defendant for lack of jurisdiction to entertain the matter.

Kwasu directed the prosecutor to forward a copy of the case file to the State Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.

He, thereafter, adjourned the matter till Oct. 4, for further mention.

He ordered that Iliya should be remanded in a correctional centre over the alleged lesbianism with a minor.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the defendant faces up to 21 years imprisonment if convicted.


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