Court of Special Victims’ Affairs in Lagos applauds 21-year sentence handed down to preacher for attempted defilement

A cleric’s conviction and 21-year prison sentence for attempted sexual assault has been applauded by the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA).

On Wednesday, the agency tweeted their approval of the ruling under the account @LSdvsa.

After the court found the defendant guilty and handed down a sentence, it declared that justice had been done.

Justice has been done, and his name will be added to Lagos State’s Sexual Offenders Register, it read.

It also claimed that the agency reaffirmed the state’s zero-tolerance policy and its dedication to supporting victims of sexual assault while holding offenders accountable.

We are still dedicated to supporting victims and seeing that those responsible for wrongdoing face justice.Let’s keep pushing for justice for the survivors.

“To report domestic or sexual violence, please call- 08000 333 333,” it read.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court convicted an Islamic teacher, Obasanmi Waliyullah, on Tuesday for attempting to defile a 15-year-old student.

After pleading guilty to the revised charges of attempted sexual assault by penetration and indecent treatment of a child, he was given his sentence by Justice Rahman Oshodi.

The judge found Waliyullahi guilty on both counts and sentenced him to 14 years in jail for attempted sexual assault by penetration and 7 years for indecent treatment of a kid.

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