A 70 year-old tailor,Pius Agu, who defiled a five-year old girl (names withheld),was on Wednesday sentenced to two years in jail by an Oredo Magistrate court in Benin, capital of Edo state.
Agu who pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge of sexual assault allegedly assaulted the minor on August 15′ 2012, when she went into his room to watch video/television. He was found guilty for dipping his finger into the private part of the little girl.
Mother of the victim, told the court that she returned from the market on the fateful day and heard her five year old daughter crying while coming towards her.
She further told the court that after a close examination of the girl, she discovered blood coming out from her private part, after which she raised alarm that attracted the neighbour’s attention to the scene.
Testifying before the court, a police pathologist attached to central hospital, Benin, said he examined the girl’s external genital and observed bruises on the wall of the virginal with a tear on the anal, an indication of forceful penetration into the virgina because there was no free flow of the penetration.
Mr. Agu was sentenced to two-year jail term with hard labour, without option of fine. Two years is too small for the harm/trauma he has caused this little girl. He deserves more, he should have been made to spend the rest of his miserable life in prison.