Thursday, 22 December 2016

Court jails man 14 years for raping eight-year-old girl

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Wednesday sentenced a 31-year-old man, Salisu Abdullahi to 14 years imprisonment, for defiling an eight-year-old girl.
The Prosecutor, Mr Abdullahi Babale, explained the court that the convict had forceful carnal knowledge of the minor in Unguwar Fulani, in the Kumbotso local government area of Kano.
 The convict pleaded guilty to the one-count, which was an offence contrary and punishable under Section 16 (1) of the Trafficking in Persons Act, 2015.

The Presiding Judge, Justice James Omotosho, also ordered the accused to pay a fine of N2 million, in addition to the 14-year jail term.

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