A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River State, has sentenced a 47-year-old security guard, Obinna Andrew, to 16 years’ imprisonment

Written by on July 2, 2020

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A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River State, has sentenced a 47-year-old security guard, Obinna Andrew, to 16 years’ imprisonment with an option of N3m fine for sexually exploiting two minors.

While delivering the judgment on Tuesday, Justice Simon Amobeda, said the sentence was to serve as a deterrent to others, who were contemplating committing a similar crime at a time that the rate of sexual exploitation of minors was increasing in the society.

The judge added that since the convict was a first-time offender and pleaded guilty without wasting the time of the court, he gave him some considerations.

The prosecuting counsel, Mr. Nduka Nwanwenne, who spoke with journalists after the judgment, said the convict was first arraigned on February 26, 2020, and was sentenced for violating the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015.


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