An Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama, Jos, on Tuesday sentenced a 40-year-old dry cleaner, Joseph John, to 15 years in prison for defiling an eight-year-old girl.
The Judge, Mr Lawal Suleiman, sentenced John afer he pleaded guilty to a charge of defilment.
Suleiman held that the convict should serve out his term without an option of fine.
He said that he hoped it would serve as deterrent to those who would want to indulge in such act.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Mr Monday Dabit told the court that the case was reported on August 8, by one of Fumilayo Adeboyi of Gondola Jos, the girl‘s mother and complainant.