A Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt has sentenced Charles Ogagbe to 16 years in prison for defiling a 15-year-old girl.

Ogagbe, originally from Delta State, was convicted for the crime, which took place in 2022 in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.

In her judgment, Chief Magistrate Rita Oguguo cited the Child Rights Act, stating that the prosecution had successfully proven the case of defilement against Ogagbe.

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Chief Magistrate Oguguo handed down a sentence of 16 years imprisonment without the option of a fine.

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