A 52-year old man, Jacob Alonge, has been sentenced to 21 years imprisonment for raping his late 12 years old daughter, Gift Alonge. Gift was impregnated by her father from the sexual assault before her death.
She and some members of the BraveHeart Initiative for Youth and Women (BHI) died in a car crash while going to Benin on January 16 this year on their to Benin for judgment. The late Gift was five months pregnant at the time of her death.
He initially pleaded guilty to the offence but changed his plea to not guilty after the death of his daughter which made full trial to commence.
Jacob was convicted on three count charges of unlawful possession of fetish wrap of the victims’ pubic hair; unlawfully and indecently have canal knowledge of his biological daughter and repeated sexual assault.
Delivering judgment in the case, Presiding Magistrate, D.I Adamaigbo (Mrs.) sentenced Jacob Alonge to five years on count one, two years and 14 years respectively on count two and three.