A Jos Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama on Friday sentenced a 44-year-old, Adamu Abdullahi, to three years imprisonment for raping a nine-year-old girl.
The Judge, Yahaya Mohammed, rejected the convict’s plea for mercy, having pleaded guilty.
Abdullahi was jailed without an option of fine.
According to the judge, the sentence will serve as a deterrent to others.
He cited Section 157 of the Criminal Code for the punishment.
Earlier, police prosecutor, Insp. Ibrahim Hashim, told the court that on Dec. 6, 2017, one Kadijat Sani, who resides in Layan Zana, reported the incident at the C Division Police Station.
He said that on the same date at 7.00 p.m., Sani’s younger sister, aged nine, went to fetch water and the accused person lured the girl into Zawan Comprehensive College and had carnal knowledge of her.
Hashim said the offence contravened Section 283 of the Penal Code of Northern Nigeria. (NAN)
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from LEADERSHIP Nigeria Newspapers. Contact: [email protected]
NEWS9 hours ago
APC Expels Reps Deputy Chief Whip
NEWS16 hours ago
Osun Rerun: Saraki Visits Omisore, Seeks Support For PDP
NEWS8 hours ago
Akpabio Emerges APC’s Consensus Candidate For A/Ibom North West Senatorial District
OPINION7 hours ago
Rivers: Guber Primaries And The Imperative Of Sen Abe’s Victory
SPORTS7 hours ago
NFF Elections: Candidate Threatens Legal Action Against Pinnick
NEWS54 mins ago
FG Appoint Abayomi Sheba Acting Chairman Of FCC Chair
NEWS7 hours ago
Accept N65,000 Minimum Wage Or Face Industrial Strike, Labour Tells FG
COVER STORIES10 hours ago
Lawyers Forge Court Judgments To Get SAN Rank – CJN