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 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
The Judge, Yahaya Mohammed, rejected the suspect’s plea for mercy, having pleaded guilty.
Hashim said the offence contravened Section 283 of the Penal Code of Northern Nigeria.
Citing Section 157 of the Criminal Code, Mohammed said the sentence will serve as deterrent to others.