A 60-year-old man, Dayyabu Madaki has been handed a life sentence by a Jigawa State High Court, sitting in Dutse, for s3xually molesting a girl.
Madaki was arraigned before the court for luring a 9-year-old-girl to his house and forcefully having s3xual intercourse with her in Doro village of Jahun Local Government.
The Presiding Judge, Justice A.M Sambo said the offense of r#pe is contrary to section 282(1)(e) of the Penal Code Law of Jigawa State 2012 and punishable under Section 3 of the Penal Code.
The Defendant had pleaded not guilty to the offence he was charged for.
But the prosecution counsel, however, presented witnesses and tendered two exhibits, including a police statement of the defendant and a medical report to prove his case.
He said the offense of r#pe is punishable by life imprisonment upon conviction.
Delivering the judgement, Justice Sambo said the Prosecution Counsel proved his case beyond reasonable doubt and therefore convicted and sentenced the accused person to life imprisonment.