Jigawa court sentences two people to life in prison for sodomy and rape

A Birnin Kudu-based Jigawa State High Court has sentenced Ibrahim Abdullahi to life in prison for sodomizing a six-year-old boy in Dutse, the state capital. The court also sentenced another person, Aliyu Suleiman, to life in prison for raping a 12-year-old girl in the Birniwa local government area. This was stated in a statement this Friday by the spokeswoman for the state Ministry of Justice, Zainab Baba-Santali. Ms. Baba-Santali said that Mr. Abdullahi, 27, a resident of the Garu community in Dutse, committed the crime in February 2021. The judge, Musa Ubale, on Thursday found Mr. Abdullahi guilty of sodomy punishable under section 284 of the penal code cap.P3 Jigawa State Laws 2012 (as amended), the statement said. Ms Baba-Santali said it was discovered that Mr Abdullahi lured the little boy (name withheld) on his way to school to her home and forcibly raped him through anal sex. The officer later said that as the victim’s teacher passed by, he saw the victim in an abnormal movement and the suspect leaving his room trying to tie his pants. Ms. Baba-Santala said that the school management became suspicious and upon questioning, the victim recounted what the accused (suspect) did to her. READ ALSO: Police arrest teacher for alleged rape of a 13-year-old student She said the suspect was later arrested and the matter was investigated and therefore charged with the crime of sodomy. “In his effort to prove the charge, State Attorney Yahaya Abdullahi Esq (Deputy Director of Citizens Right) for the prosecution, called four witnesses, presented two exhibits (statement of the accused and medical report) and finally closed his case. “While the defendant testified in his own defense and called two other witnesses who also testified for him, he then closed his case. Both attorneys submitted written directions at the end of the trial. “The Court, in passing its sentence, held that the prosecution had proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt, for which it convicted and sentenced the convict to life in prison, the official statement said. Meanwhile, in a similar incident, Ms. Baba-Santala said that the state High Court sitting in Hadejia chaired by Ado Yusuf, on May 31, he sentenced Suleiman to life in prison for raping a 12-year-old girl (names withheld). Suleiman, 22, is from Bakin Kasuwa Birniwa City and was convicted of the crime of rape punishable under Section 283 of the Jigawa State Penal Code Act, according to the statement. SEE: Governor Yahaya Bello’s roadmap to Hope 2023 Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Jigawa court sentences two people to life in prison for sodomy and rape