A 52-year old man, Jacob Alonge, has been sentenced to 21 years
imprisonment for raping his late 12 years old daughter, Gift Alonge.
Gift was impregnated by her father from the sexual assault before her
She and some members of the BraveHeart Initiative for
Youth and Women (BHI) died in a car crash while going to Benin on
January 16 this year on their to Benin for judgment. The late Gift was
five months pregnant at the time of her death.
pleaded guilty to the offence but changed his plea to not guilty after
the death of his daughter which made full trial to commence.
was convicted on three count charges of unlawful possession of fetish
wrap of the victims’ pubic hair; unlawfully and indecently have canal
knowledge of his biological daughter and repeated sexual assault.
judgment in the case, Presiding Magistrate, D.I Adamaigbo (Mrs.)
sentenced Jacob Alonge to five years on count one, two years and 14
years respectively on count two and three.