A 35 years old man, Gift Meshack, has been sentenced to three years in jail by the Yenagoa High Court for defiling a six years old girl.
The presiding Judge, Justice Nayai, while delivering her judgement said any attempt to have sex with a female counterpart without her consent amounted to rape, but that in this case, the victim is just six years old.
Justice Nayai said the accused had contravened the law and that the sentence would act as a deterrent to others.
The Prosecuting Counsel, Barr. Boy Endoni, had in his submission told the court that the accused, Gift Meshack, had in July,2010, at Etegwe-Epie area in the Bayelsa State capital had unlawful and indecent canal knowledge of the six years old girl identified as Miss Tamarapreye Peter.