55-year-old man gets life imprisonment for raping 6-year-old girl in Niger State

A 55-year-old man, Yau Ibrahim of Kundu village, Rafi LGA of Niger State, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Senior Magistrates’ Court 3B, Unguwan-Daji, Minna, Niger State for raping a 6-year-old girl.

The convict was standing trial for unlawful sexual intercourse with a child who was equally infected with Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).

Inspector Aliyu Yakubu Kuta told the court that on August 3, 2023, at about 3:30pm, one Abdullahi Dauda of the same village reported at Kagara Police Division that the suspect lured his 6-year-old daughter who was in primary 1 to his room and had unlawful sexual intercourse with her.

The little girl sustained injuries on her private parts leading to severe bleeding 1.

Two witnesses and two exhibits including the confessional statement of the convict and medical report on the health status of the victim from the Police Clinic, Minna, were taken by the court before the prosecution closed the case for ruling.

The convict, however, chose not to enter defence, admitting his offence 1.

Delivering the judgement on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, the judge, Hafsat Abdullahi Bawa Wuse, said though the plea for leniency from the convict was considered by the court, the convict deserved imprisonment for life considering the magnitude of the offence committed and the victim’s present state of health as confessed by the convict.

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