By Abimbola Ogunnaike
The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA) has hailed a court verdict for committing a 41-year-old teacher, Chukwu Ndubuisi, to life imprisonment for defiling his six-year-old pupil.
The Executive Secretary of DSVA, Mrs Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, commended the judgment in a statement issued on Thursday, 16 February, 2023.
In the statement obtained by thegazellenews.com, Vivour-Adeniyi said that the defilement case, which involved a pupil of a private school, was prosecuted at the Lagos State High Court presided over by Justice Sodetan Ogunsanya.
The DSVA boss, who commended Ogunsanya and the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) for commitment to justice delivery, added that the victim and her parents exhibited strength and determination throughout the period despite challenges.
“They showed outstanding courage and were the voice of other victims and the voice of everyone in the fight against domestic and sexual violence,” she said, urging other victims to speak up.
“Domestic and sexual violence thrives in silence. Healing begins with sharing experience.
“At DSVA, you would be heard and we will pursue justice together; please speak, we are listening.
“We will not rest until we rid our dear state of this menace and restore the peace and trust of every member of society, especially those who are deemed weakest,” DSVA boss added.
The convict, Ndubisi, a teacher of Mind Builders Nursery and Primary School, Omole Phase II, Ikeja, who had unhindered access to the child defiled her several times in June 2016.