contained in exhibit “A”, the Casefile, was less than 4 years old at the time of the
commission of the offence.
As pointed out by the Learned defence Counsel, the Convict is a first offender who, by
dint of the fact that he readily pleaded Guilty to the charge, saved this Court precious
Judicial time and in so doing, earned for himself the benefit accorded by section 359(2) of
the Criminal Procedure Code.
But as rightly pointed out by the Learned Prosecuting Counsel, the Convict deserves
nothing but a deterrent sentence. It is wicked, heartless and terribly predatory for a 45
years old married man to force his way and have carnal knowledge of a child of less than 4
years old, who, I am positive, did not even know what was happening to her.
I cringe to imagine the pain inflicted on a child so young by a lecherous adult, and I am
at a loss to understand what kind of gratification an adult could possibly derive from an act
like that.
The Convict is a sadist and a predator. His incarceration will be necessary if other young
females are to be spared and protected. His conduct is as revolting as it is inexplicable.
Considering that the Convict readily pleaded guilty to the charge, he is sentenced to an
imprisonment term of 10 years.
ORDERS
1) In keeping with the provisions of section 53(1) of the Penal Code the total period
spent by the Convict in custody awaiting trial shall be deducted from the above
Sentence. That is, a –period of 10 months shall be so deducted.
2) The Convict shall bear the costs of the proceedings as taxed and set out hereunder:- Cost of Registration of this judgment …………….20.000 FCFA
- Cost of fiscal stamps …………………………….. .15.000FCFA.
- Cost of P.I…………………………………………100.000FCFA.
- Cost of summonses………………………………. 15.000 FCFA
- Cost of execution of the judgment ……………. 10.000 FCFA
TOTAL TAXABLE COST

160.000FCFA.

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