40-year-old man jailed 4 years for raping 9-year-old girl




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MINNA — A Kontagora has sentenced a 40-year-old man, Isah Makeri, to a four-year jail term without an option of fine for raping a nine-year-old girl.

In the case which lasted about six months, Resident Counsel, Abubakar Suleiman, tendered exhibits and were all upheld by the presiding , Yusuf Tanko Usman.
Before pronouncing judgment the convict, the had asked him whether he had a plea to mitigate the sentence but instead he pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of unlawful intercourse the teenager and asked for pardon.[eap_ad_1]
Usman, therefore, convicted him under Section 283 of the Penal Code.
Meanwhile, another similar case involving three adults has been adjourned till September 10. They were alleged to have raped a 14-year-old girl in Kontagora town which contradicts Sections 79, 83 and 283 of the Pensl Code.
Chief counsel, Ahmed Attahiru, had tendered an for motion notice to add one witness in the case and therefore prayed for additional 30days for the case to continue.
Joseph Usman, holding brief for counsel to the accused, did not raise an objection to the plea.
The presiding , Yusuf Tanko, therefore adjourned hearing in the case. (Vanguard)[eap_ad_4]