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#Nigeria: Farmer Bags 15 years Imprisonment for Raping Minor in #Jigawa

#Nigeria: Farmer Bags 15 years Imprisonment for Raping Minor in #Jigawa
November 2, 2013 STER

Wonders shall never end! Apparently some farmers cultivate both crops and under aged girls, how despicable! Instead of brainstorming on strategies to help our agricultural sector, they are working on destroying a girl’s future. We’ll come say hello in the prison sir!  Read more on the farmer’s story…

The Punch reports that a Hadejia High Court in Jigawa on Wednesday sentenced a 25-year-old farmer, Umar Yakubu, to 15-year imprisonment, without an option of fine, for raping an eight-year-old girl.

Yakubu was dragged before the court by the police in 2012 on one-count charge of rape, contrary to section 282 of the Penal Code.

He was accused of having carnal knowledge of “Anna” at Dingare Village in Kaugama Local Government Area of Jigawa state.

Delivering judgement, Justice Ubale Ahmed said that Yakubu was convicted and sentenced under section 283 of the Penal Code based on evidences and his submissions before the court.

The judge said the court was convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he was guilty as charged.

Ahmed added that the court passed the verdict to serve as deterrent to others, and to check the spate of rape and other forms of abuse against children in the society.

The judge called on parents to be vigilant and monitor their wards to protect them from abuses.

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