A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, has sentenced a 20-year-old security man, Yusuf Adamu, to four months imprisonment for defiling an 11-year-old girl.
Adamu, who resides at Sunshine Estate, Lungu, Gwarinpa Abuja, was convicted on a count charge of acts of gross indecency.
The judge, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, however gave him an option to pay N15,000 fine.
He also said that the sentence would serve as a deterrent to other would-be offenders.
The convict, who pleaded guilty to the charge, begged the court to temper justice with mercy, as he did not know what came over him.
The prosecutor, Florence Avhioboh, had told the court that one Mrs Daya Behora, of same address with the convict, reported the matter at the Gwarinpa Police Station on Jan. 22.
The complainant said on that same date, while returning from an outing, she discovered that the convict was harassing and forcing himself on her maid who is 11 years old.
She said during police investigation, the convict confessed to the crime that he forcefully had sexual intercourse with the victim last year. (NAN)