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Defilement: Chrisland Schools Former Supervisor's Appeal Lacking In Merit - APPEAL COURT

The appeal questioning the 60-year sentence slammed on a former supervisor of Chrisland Schools, Adegboyega Adenekan, was on Monday (today) dismissed by the Lagos division of the Court of Appeal sitting in Igbosere, Nigeria. 

It would be recalled that Adegboyega Adenekan, was convicted and sentenced for defiling a two-year and 11-month old pupil of the school.

In handing down judgment on the appeal, the three-man Appellate Court panel, presided over by Justice Mohammad Garba unanimously affirmed the judgment of the lower court and held that Adenekan’s appeal lacked merit.

Prior to this time, Justice Sybil Nwaka of an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court had on October 24, 2019 convicted and sentenced Adenekan to 60-years imprisonment for defiling the pupil of Chrisland School.

Justice Sybil Nwaka had specifically declared that Adegboyega Adeneken abused the trust of children in his care as well as the trust of their parents.

Justice Nwaka had stated: “This defendant is conscienceless, wicked, an animal and is not fit to walk the streets. 

"I hereby sentence Adegboyega Adenekan to 60-years in prison. This is the sentence of the court.” 

Adegboyega Adenekan was arraigned before the lower court on January 29, 2018 and had pleaded not guilty to a charge of defilement.

Adegboyega Adenekan was accused by the prosecution of committing the offence sometime in November 2016 at Chrisland Schools, VGC, Lagos.

The prosecution had alleged that Adegboyega Adenekan had defiled the toddler by having unlawful sexual intercourse with her, in contravention of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. 

The pupil who was four-years old when she testified on March 22, 2018, had narrated to the court how Adegboyega Adenekan had defiled her.

“He put his mouth in my wee-wee, the first time he did that, he took me out of the class, the second time, I ran.

“I tried to report to my teacher but my teacher did not believe me, so I reported to my mummy.

“First time he did it was inside his office which was the toilet, the second time he did it was in the hall which was outside.

“I did not like what he did, he put his hand in my wee-wee, he put his wee-wee in my wee-wee and he put his mouth in my wee-wee.” 

Five witnesses, including Adenekan and the head teacher of the nursery arm of the Chrisland School, testified for defence.

The defence closed its case at the High Court on June 26, 2019

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